Flag Garden will honor veterans


This past Memorial Day weekend, Mayor Lee Posey began a Flag Garden to honor veterans. With Veteran’s Day approaching, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion would like to expand the Flag Garden event, providing the community with two days to honor our veterans. An area on the south end of the downtown riverbank has been designated for use by the community, individuals or organizations. There are some guidelines for the flags.

The US flags to be used are 12 by 18 inches on a 30 inch staff. These flags should only be inserted about 4 inches into the ground. If an organization chooses to do over 20 flags, the organization may use a 2 by 3 foot US flag on a pole that must be 1 inch in diameter or less and stand 4 to 5 feet above ground to identify their organization. Be cautious of the irrigation system on the riverbank. If placing the larger flag, call contact person listed below.

The flags can be put out Wednesday, Nov. 7 and will remain up through the Veterans’ Day weekend and must be picked up by 3 p.m. 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. She will be on site Wednesday to assist in the placement of flags.