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Boston First Responders present flag at Equifest

Boston First Responders, with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Reserve Unit, formed a color guard at Equifest 2014.

HAMBURG — In cooperation with members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Reserve Unit Town of Boston First Responder Volunteers functioned as the color guard for the opening ceremonies of EquiFest 2014, which was sponsored by the Western chapter of the New York State Horse Council at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Showplex on March 16.

Carrying an American Flag that was retired to the care of the McNall family by their son, Marine Sgt. Sean McNall, following his deployment to Afghanistan where the flag flew over Marine Camp Leatherneck, Lt., Wayne Wolf and Deputies William Pukalo and George McGovern delivered the American and Canadian Flags to Western Chapter member Danielle Insinna, who transferred the flags to the color guard.

Boston first responders.

Kathleen Webber, Lorinda Koczur, Beverly DiCorso, Susan Carr and Joseph Wells, representing the Boston Emergency Squad; Richard Hawkins and Kristie Gallagher, from Patchin Volunteer Fire Company; David Blank of the North Boston Volunteer Fire Company; and Russ Metcalf and Ray Worth, from the Boston Volunteer Fire Company then proceeded into the arena and presented the colors, as Jamie Ruhland and Gannon McNall sang both the American and Canadian national anthems.

EquiFest 2014 had more than 5,000 spectators and many were on hand to see the early-morning opening ceremony, along with the town of Boston first-responders.

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