Honoring All Who Served – Thank You!

On Sunday, May 24, 2015 more than 200 residents and friends of Noble’s Pond gathered to pay tribute to loved ones for their valiant service to our Country.  Clearly, the residents of Noble’s Pond have not forgotten the price paid for the freedoms we all enjoy living in the United States of America. A Flag Dedication and Raising ceremony took place at 11:00am on Sunday, May 24th.

Organized by Noble’s Pond veterans, the day’s events began in front of The Point, the community’s Clubhouse. Ceremonies opened with an invocation, followed by the Presentation of Colors by the Marine Corps Color Guard Detachment 1775 of Oaklyn, New Jersey. The Raising of the Colors was performed by Noble’s Pond veterans, followed by the traditional playing of Taps by the Marine Corp League bugler. Continuing the day’s ceremonies, a Parade of Flags, featuring representatives from each of the six armed services, as well as the POW flag, was led by community veteran residents.  Following a moving rendition of our National Anthem, the names of over 170 deceased veterans were read aloud and honored for their service in the armed forces as symbolic carnations were placed in a memorial basket. Mike O’Connor, bagpiper for the Dover Fire Department played Amazing Grace at the conclusion of the names and presentation of carnations. Senator Dave Lawson attended the ceremony and presented the Veterans with an American Flag that flew over the Delaware State Capital building. At the conclusion of the ceremonies, a hearty lunch was prepared and served by a committee of Noble’s Pond volunteers.  

Color Gurad and Noble's Pond Volunteers

Marine Corps League Color Guard and Noble’s Pond Volunteers: Left to right first row, Terry Sammons, Dennis Helmer, Ray McIntrye, Ed Nailor, George Wise, Jim Bastein; Back row, Walt Waite, Keith Kreisher, Bob Sly, John Ferraina, Bob Morrell, Art Bancroft, Bob Swain.

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Noble’s Pond is an amenity rich, active adult community, filled with yesterday’s charm but created for today’s active lifestyles. Located just minutes from downtown Dover, Delaware, the community offers unique and flexible floorplans, a breathtaking clubhouse with outdoor pool, kitchen, bocce courts, putting green and a community garden, all situated amid the serene surroundings of Noble’s Pond. The Noble’s Pond Welcome Center, Clubhouse and Model Homes are open Monday through Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm.