Veterans Flag Garden

Flag Garden

This past Memorial Day weekend, Mayor Lee Posey began a Flag Garden to honor our veterans. Veterans’ Day is soon approaching. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion would like to expand the Flag Garden event to include Veterans’ Day. The community will have two days of the year to honor its veterans.

An area on the south end of the Riverbank has been designated for use by the community—individuals or organizations. There are some guidelines for the flags. The U.S. Flags that are to be used are 12” by 18” on 30” staff. If an organization chooses to do over 20 flags, the organization may use a 2’ by 3’ U.S. Flag on a pole that must be one inch in diameter or less and stand 4’ to 5’ above ground to identify their organization. Please be cautious of the irrigation system that is in place on the Riverbank. The smaller flags should only be inserted about 4” into the ground. It is helpful to bring a long screwdriver to help if the ground should happen to be very hard. If placing the larger flag, please call contact person listed below for help.

The flags can be put out on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and will remain up through the Veterans’ Day weekend and must be picked up by 3 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Any flags remaining at that time will be collected and stored at the VFW and American Legion Post.

Contact Dee Fowler for further assistance at (318) 332-8951. On Wednesday, she will be on site to assist in the placement of flags.