Vet­er­ans Flag Memo­rial Com­mit­tee says thanks

The Catoosa County News - - EDITORIALS & OPINION - LETTER TO THE EDITOR I YOUR OPIN­ION DEAR EDITOR:

On be­half of the Vet­er­ans Flag Memo­rial Com­mit­tee, we want to thank ev­ery­one who came to help raise and take down the flags and crosses in Ring­gold for Vet­er­ans Day.

They were up for three week­ends, and when the last one came down, the streets looked al­most empty.

Thank you, too, to those who rolled down your win­dows and shouted thanks to the vol­un­teers for their dis­play of pa­tri­o­tism. Sev­eral driv­ers stopped and let us cross the road with loads of flags and crosses, which was much ap­pre­ci­ated.

Ca­toosa County has been rec­og­nized na­tion­wide for hon­or­ing its de­ceased vet­er­ans — Chan­nel 9 and a group of UTC stu­dents both did spe­cial reports on the flag project for Vet­er­ans Day.

We raised 1,652 crosses and flags this month; sadly, the num­ber in­creases by about 100 each year.

We al­ways need new help. If you’d like to be a part of this next Memo­rial Day, call Ring­gold City Hall (706-9353061) and they will give you a con­tact name and phone num­ber.

Plans, which are in the pre­lim­i­nary stages, will be sub­mit­ted to the county for re­view.

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