American Legion to host Second Annual Veteran’s Week Flag Raising


TAYLOR COUNTY—October is winding down and November will soon be ushered in with all its usual celebrations, including the honoring of the brave men and women who have served in the United States military.

In years past, residents were called upon to line the streets during the annual Veteran’s Day Parade, as well as attend special services on that particular day. However, those celebrations branched out last year during a week-long honoring of veterans.

To kick off Veteran’s Week, a time to honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who pledged to protect the nation and its inhabitants, the American Legion Post 12, one of Taylor County’s proud veterans’ organizations, held a special flag raising ceremony.

During the event, veterans, city officials, county representatives, residents and guests gathered at the Isle of Flags in Blueville for a flag raising and dedication, to celebrate the Legion’s ability to secure brand new flagpoles that would proudly display the flags at the memorial.

As part of the ceremony, American Legion Post 12 revealed a plaque displaying the names of those who had contributed to the project. The plaque was then mounted on the brick building at the Isle of Flags, behind the Battlefield Cross.

“It was so good to see the number of people who came out for the flag raising and dedication,” said American Legion Post 12 Commander Robbie Robinson.

And after seeing the success of last year’s event, the organization has set out to host another flag raising event.

“We will be hosting our Second Annual Veteran’s Week Flag Raising at the Isle of Flags, in Blueville, and would like to cordially invite the community to join us,” said American Legion Children and Youth Officer Doug Robinson, Post 12.

Once again, residents and guests are welcomed to join the American Legion in helping to honor the brave men and women who put their homelives on hold and risk it all to help defend the freedoms of the United States.

This year’s flag raising ceremony is slated to take place on Saturday, November 5, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

“We will have both a city and county proclamation read, denoting the week of November 5-11 as Veteran’s Week in Taylor County,” said D. Robinson.

He shared that anyone interested in raising a flag is welcome to come on out and do so. No membership to the American Legion or any other veterans’ organization is required.

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