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VFW will raise flag Monday at Roadside Park

Veterans from Columbia Post 6097, along with members of the Columbia City Council, will be at the Roadside Park on Hwy 55 South Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11amCT to install the Flag. Mayor Pam Hoots invites everyone to attend the ceremony.

Joe Hare said, "We at VFW Post 6097 were pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Mayor, City Council and the Parks and Recreation Department to have the Roadside Park to be named a Veterans Park. We approached the City with the idea and an offer that we would purchase a new flag pole and maintain the flag if the park could be named a Veterans Park."

He said, "The flag pole was installed 20 May 2021 and the new flag will be raised on Monday. Thanks to Parks and Recreation for installing the base and to the VFW members that installed the flag pole. We hope that the new name will be such that all Veterans feel it is in honor of them, not just VFW members, or any other veterans organization."

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Veterans Roadside Park Flag Raised

2021-05-27 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Veterans from Columbia Post 6097 - Cliff Hopper, Russell Lundsford, Curtis Hardwick, Orvis Grider, Robin Woodrum, Dickie Scholl, Paul Milligan, and Joe Hare - raised the Flag at the Roadside Park on Hwy 55 South Monday, May 24, 2021 to officially mark the naming of it as a Veterans Park. Mayor Pam Hoots said the City of Columbia is having the sign done now and will be added at the Park honoring all Veterans.

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At the Veterans Roadside Park

2021-06-01 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
The warm sun and clear skies over Memorial Day weekend made the American Flag shine at the Roadside Park on Hwy 55 South. The new Flag was installed just before the holiday weekend by the VFW Post 6097 and the sign is being painted naming it the Veterans Roadside Park.

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