MONTE VISTA— The American flags made it out on Flag Day thanks to the efforts of local locksmith, Don Droll. With his expertise, he was able to open the door that stood between the flags being put up or staying in the building. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista and Scouts BSA were able place and take down the flags downtown to celebrate Flag Day.
The Kiwanians and scouts are pleased to put out the flags on the major holidays from Memori-al Day through Veterans Day and during Ski Hi Stampede.
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. Alt-hough not an official federal holiday, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress on Aug. 3, 1949.
Placing the flags is a major project of the Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista. The club invites those interested in becoming a Kiwanis member to contact membership chairwoman Debbie Palmgren at 852-7350.