Flag arrangement grows during county park on Veterans Day

November 11, 2015 - storage organizer


More than a dozen flags were combined to Cape Girardeau County’s Avenue of Flags as it was set adult in respect of Veterans Day on Wednesday.

The arrangement of American flags lined adult during Cape County Park North already featured some-more than 450 flags.

Each dwindle represents a county proprietor who died in a line of avocation or post-service.

VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau coordinates with a county on a display. It is set adult 5 holidays any year.

The Avenue of Flags began in 1987 after 80 box flags were donated to a VFW. In a following years, families have continued to present flags from caskets or squeeze new flags to be posted in respect of their desired ones.

Wednesday morning’s setup was finished with a assistance of Teen Challenge of Mid-America and other volunteers. The 13 new flags were posted by a families themselves.

“We had 13 families out here currently putting adult flags for a initial time for their defunct desired ones, their veterans,” pronounced Avenue of Flags authority Dave Cantrell.

Alice Noland Quigley of Jackson was there with her family environment adult a dwindle in respect of her father, Gerald Noland. He served in a U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. It after became a Air Force in 1947.

She pronounced her father didn’t speak most about what he saw during his service, instead preferring to tell lighter stories about some of a places he visited.

Noland Quigley pronounced she suspicion a entrance was a good reverence to veterans — it also includes flags honoring dual of her father’s brothers — and pronounced she believed her father would be “very pleased” with a titular display.

But his dwindle roughly wasn’t enclosed in a entrance on Wednesday. Noland Quigley pronounced she didn’t wish to use her father’s coffin dwindle though was incompetent to find a right dwindle to purchase.

“I was indeed looking, perplexing to figure out how to do this and didn’t know who to call,” she said. “I was kind of during a passed end.”

When an organizer reached out to her, only days before Veterans Day, she pronounced it was a request answered. She gave them a funds, and they done certain a dwindle was prepared to be flown Wednesday.

Making those connectors and substantiating a stronger attribute with a village was a pivotal idea for Cantrell when he recently picked adult a purpose of module chairman. The assistance from internal groups and organizations is generally critical on a days a flags fly, given it takes many hands to finish a setup, dismissal and correct storage.

On Wednesday morning, Southeast Missouri State University companionship Phi Delta Theta showed adult to offer a support. Fraternity members from Pi Kappa Alpha volunteered to come in during a afternoon to assistance with dwindle removal.

“This is only another step in incorporating village recognition and now we’ve got organizations within a university engaged,” Cantrell said.

Those meddlesome in charity proffer services for a Avenue of Flags module or carrying a dwindle flown in respect of a defunct maestro might strech out to a VFW by emailing vfwpost3838@yahoo.com, job (573) 334-4488 or interlude by a plcae during 1049 N. Kingshighway.


(573) 388-3641

Pertinent address:

Cape County Park North, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

1049 N. Kingshighway St., Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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