Proud to be an American


In 1973, “The Bob Wangenstein American Flag Project” began in our community to display the American flag during 7 patriotic holidays throughout each year. Ninety-eight businesses in our community support this Lions Club project with a $50.00 annual donation. Many of these businesses have supported the project since its beginning. With these monies, the Natchitoches Lions support many state and local entities including the Louisiana Lions Camp for children with physical and mental disabilities and diabetic youth, the Louisiana Eye Foundation, the Louisiana Lions Eye Bank, Natchitoches 4-H club, Boys and Girls Scouts, The Women’s Resource Center, Special Olympics and the Dr. Raymond Gilbert and Will Taylor Memorial scholarships for two NSU freshman each year. Flag sponsors are not only proudly displaying their patriotism, they are proudly giving back to our community. This has been a wonderful TEAM EFFORT for the last 43 years and the Lions are looking forward to the next 43.

The 7 dates that Lions display Old Glory include…
Veteran’s Day on November 11th,
President’s Day on the 3rd Monday in February,
Armed Forces Day on the 3rd Saturday in May,
Memorial Day on the last Monday in May,
Flag Day on June 14th,
Independence Day on July 4th and
Patriot Day on September 11th