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Friday, June 16, 2017

Raising of Rainbow Flag marks Plainfield observance of Pride Month

Rainbow Flag being raised over City Hall
at Thursday's celebration of Gay Pride Month.

Council President Rebecca Williams took the lead in organizing a flag raising on Thursday evening in celebration of Pride Month.

After an invocation by the Rev. Demaris Ortega of the United Church of Christ-Congregational, the Pledge of Allegiance led by Human Relations Commission chairman Bob Bolmer, and remarks by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp on Plainfield's support of its LGBT community as an integral part of the city's slogan "One Plainfield, One Future, the Rainbow Flag was raised on the City Hall flagpole, after which a councilmanic resolution was read aloud.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]
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