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Flags fly high above new hospital thanks to donation from Rotary Club of Braselton
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Trumpeter D.I. Brunson plays the national anthem at a flag-raising ceremony at The Braselton Rotary Club Flag Plaza at the new Braselton campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.


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The Medical Center Foundation recently held a flag-raising ceremony and breakfast dedication to honor The Rotary Club of Braselton for its gift to name The Braselton Rotary Club Flag Plaza at the new campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton.

Located near the main entrance, the plaza’s 37-foot stone wall and specialty paving will greet visitors as they arrive at the hospital’s rotunda entrance.

“The Rotary Club of Braselton’s generous donation helped create a one-of-a-kind destination where, every day, we will proudly display the U.S., state and health system flags and salute generations of service men and women who made great sacrifices to serve our country and ensure freedom for all,” said Anthony Williamson, president of NGMC Braselton. “We thank the Rotarians for making this wonderful, patriotic outdoor plaza available to patients, their families, visitors, staff and the community.” 

Williamson and Tony Funari, chairman of The Medical Center Foundation’s Braselton Campaign Cabinet, led the ceremony. Past Rotary President Jim Joedecke, current President Howard Hardaway and President-elect Leigh Carroll presented three flags to Army veterans Mike Raderstorf, director of security for Northeast Georgia Health System, and Juan Garcia, security coordinator at NGMC Braselton.

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