Everyone benefits from Kiwanis, Boosters clubs flag project

When you have developed a project that has proven popular and received positive accolades in the community, why not duplicate the success?

That is the thinking of Alpena Kiwanis and Alpena Boosters Club members, who have received approval from municipal council to create another Avenue of Flags from the Chisholm Street bridge along the bi-path to Duck Park and then over to Long Rapids Road. The new flags will serve as a complement to the two clubs’ initial project that created an Avenue of Flags from Little Flanders Field along Washington Avenue and the Thunder Bay River.

The flags are put up and on display for Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriots Day and Veterans Day.

While the initial flags on Washington honored veterans whose names appear in Flanders Field, the new flag avenue will honor anyone a sponsors wishes. Residents who want to honor or remember someone can do so by sponsoring a flag, which costs $50 a year. A nameplate will be on the holder the flag is placed into for display.

Last year the Washington Avenue flags were spectacular each holiday they were displayed. The project was a tremendous success and earned the respect of a grateful and proud community.

We expect the same for the Chisholm extension this year.

Congratulations to these two clubs for making this happen.