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The Daily Flag News—April 6, 2007

Today’s stories come from all over the United States. The East Coast (FL) to the West Coast (CA), the Gulf Coast (TX) and the No Coast (UT, OH) are represented.

I’m glad to see that Moreno Valley, CA is finishing with their Veteran’s Memorial after some delays. Looking at the renderings, it will be a beautiful monument and memorial. If you follow the link, there is a video with several people talking about the project. Very good MV, CA.

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Veteran’s MemorialMORENO VALLEY – It’s been a long time coming, but city officials say Moreno Valley’s veterans memorial will be well worth the wait.

Work on the $1.3 million granite, bronze and concrete monument, delayed by almost two years, will wrap up by June 14, when the memorial honoring the city’s current and former soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines will be dedicated.

The city overcame a shortage of building materials fueled by a worldwide construction boom and a lack of qualified bids to erect the memorial, which originally was scheduled for completion in May 2005.

We lived in one town (Pampa, TX) that had services like this Greenville, TX Rotary Flag Project. It’s a great project for fund raising, and a great value for the businesses and homeowners. If you are interested in something like this, check around with your local service organizations and see if they offer flags for rent on the appropriate holidays.
The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX – Rotary project keeps flags flying

Rotary ProjectGREENVILLE — Five times a year the streets around Greenville are decorated with a display of American flags, thanks to Daybreak Rotary’s Flag Project, said Tubby Adkisson, co-chair of the program.

On five holidays of the year — Memorial Day, Flag Day (June 14), the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day — local homeowners and businesses can display on their property the flags which are set up by Daybreak Rotary members and then collected after the holiday.

The subscription cost is $30 per year for residential properties and $50 per year for businesses.

If you read Deborah’s articles about the history of state flags, you will notice a definite correlation with this story. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hilliard VFW thought the meeting room at the library needed a flag and stand. It is now taken care of. Thank you Ladies and God Bless! First Coast Community: Nassau County: Story: Hilliard library receives new flags 04/04/07

Ladies AuxiliaryOn March 29, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hilliard Veterans of Foreign Wars presented the Hilliard branch of the Nassau County Public Library an American flag, flag pole and stand for the library’s conference room, as well as a POW/MIA flag for its outside flag pole.

Patricia McQuaig, president of VFW Ladies Auxiliary District 6, gave a short history of the two flags.

I thought we had already fought this battle and won.
The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 covers this very issue. Reading other articles on this, Kevin Capito is aware of the law and shouldn’t have any real problems taking care of this unknowing Homeowner’s Association. You go get ’em Kevin.
Draper man is ordered to take down his American Flag –

Flag on CondoOne person’s patriotic expression appears to be another’s clutter in a Draper condominium project. A homeowner says he’s being ordered to retire “Old Glory” permanently and to take it down. But he says he’s not about to do that. The controversy is in the neighborhood at 14082 South Pepi Band Lane in Draper at the Village Town Condos.

Kevin Capito got out of the Air Force, got into real estate, bought a townhouse and put up the flag. Now the Homeowner’s Association says it is against the rules and wants it gone. “Right after 9/11 everybody was an American. Everybody says we’ll never forget and now I come to find people are forgetting, and I have to deal with a socialist Homeowner’s Association that won’t let me fly my flag,” said Capito.

Most of the Scout stories I see and reference pertain to Boy Scouts. I am thrilled to see this Girl Scout taking on a project like proper flag disposal to earn her silver award. If only more teenagers were involved in Scouting, both Girls and Boys … Well, I can dream, can’t I?
Community Press – Scout offers flag burning ceremony

Samantha Weber, Girl ScoutDELHI TWP. – Samantha Weber is helping folks dispose of their American flags properly.

The 15-year-old Seton High School freshman will provide the prescribed flag burning ceremony Sunday, April 22, at the Delhi Township Floral Paradise Garden on Greenwell Avenue.

Flags can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“People also can drop off their flags at any of the township’s three fire stations,” Weber said.

While providing the patriotic service, Weber said the flag burning also will help her earn the Girl Scouts’ silver award.

“It’s the second highest rank in Girl Scouts,” she said.

The ceremony, she said, was the idea of her mom, Karen, who also is her Troop 5570 leader.

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