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The ceremony is taking place in Pennsylvania thanks to the efforts of many politicians, including U.S. Reps. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickley, and Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, whose respective 12th and 9th districts include parts of Somerset County; Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey Jr. All of them asked the Navy to hold the ceremony in the commonwealth instead of Louisiana, as originally planned.
State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Berlin, introduced a resolution asking the Navy to hold the ceremony in Philadelphia. It unanimously passed the House.
“I was fortunate to be able to help a little with that,” said Metzgar.
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