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Letter to the Editor: Proudly display the flag and let the VFW know

By Mel Jasmin, Warrenton, Friday, September 14, 2018

Recently, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Forts Stevens Post 10580, began a program of searching out residents in and around Warrenton that fly the American Stars and Stripes at their home or place of business.

Post Commander Marc Warren, with approval of VFW members, initiated a special Appreciation Certificate to be given to those displaying the American flag in an appropriate manner.

As the post service officer, I was designated the coordinator for serving the awards to citizens at their homes or business. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Certificates are processed through Post Quartermaster Bert Little.

Although we’re out looking for displayed flags, we ask those interested in the Patriotic Flag award and who are and have been displaying the American flag, to call 503-861-2030 or fax 503-861-2035 and leave a message providing the name you wish to have displayed on the certificate and the address where we can deliver the award.

We will continue to do our part in honoring citizens who are patriotic and support our veterans and their families. God Bless America.

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