The flag at one local veterans’ memorial is flying high in time for Veterans Day, with help from one of our employee volunteers.

We were recently asked to lend a hand at the veterans’ memorial in Scott Township, Lackawanna County, which is located at the township headquarters building.

The pulley on top of the pole was broken, and hiring a contractor would have been costly. (A PPL retiree, Joe Trumpikas, helped build the monument and contacted us for assistance.)

Jeff Hobbs, field supervisor T&D at the Carbondale Service Center, recently volunteered his time to fix the pulley and install a new rope. Hobbs isn’t a veteran, but he enjoys supporting community projects and is a frequent volunteer.

“We appreciate Jeff’s volunteer time and effort, which ensured that this community landmark is once again in good condition to honor our veterans,” said James O’Farrell, field manager-Distribution Operations.