For the second consecutive year, the City of Canyon Lake is honoring service members with a flag for every home in the city.
This week, ahead of Memorial Day, city staff and 78 volunteers placed an American flag in the front yard of every home in the city, covering 17 miles of street to place 4,800 flags throughout the community. A ribbon featuring the city’s logo is tied to each flag.
Efforts started on Wednesday and all flags should be in place at every home by Friday night, just ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
“Canyon Lake is an active and vibrant community with many first responders, military service members, and veterans who live in our city,” Mayor Jeremy Smith said.
“We wanted to find a positive way for us to spread patriotism throughout our community, while also honoring those who have lost their lives to ensure the freedoms and opportunities that make America the greatest country in the world.”
To organize this massive undertaking, the city created an online volunteer registration form to make it easy for residents to sign up. In total, 78 volunteers gave their time to place flags in 52 pre-designated zones within the city. Each zone contains nearly 100 homes.
“As you drive through the community and see flags everywhere, you can’t help but remember the significance of this important holiday and you are proud to live in one of the most patriotic cities in America,” the city said.
After this weekend, residents are encouraged to retire their flag at one of two flag retirement boxes in the community for proper disposal. The boxes are located at the Canyon Lake Fire Station at 28730 Vacation Drive and at Pack, Wrap, and Post in the Towne Center at 31566 Railroad Canyon Rd, Ste. 2.
In addition to the yard flags, approximately 200 flags and a sign will be placed in the Veterans Memorial Park in the Towne Center. A wreath will also be on display at the park.
For more information about Canyon Lake’s flag placement program, call 915-244-2955.
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