Does anything make you feel more proud to be an American than driving through Winnfield and seeing American flags lining the downtown streets on flag days and patriotic holidays?
The “Dobber Brazzell Memorial Flag Project” originated as a way to raise money for the many worthy projects of the Lions Club of Winnfield such as eye care and research, the Lions Handicapped Children’s Camp at Leesville, free eyeglasses for the needy in our area and “Just Because” Rose Day which uses dozens of roses to cheer our ladies and nursing home residents in the area.
For $35 per year, you can sponsor a flag that will be flown on eight designated flag days each year. The flags are raised, flown, removed and stored by members of the Lions Club. There are over 70 currently sponsored by patriotic citizens and businesses in the area.
The Lions Club of Winnfield used the flags to line the overpass in Winnfield to welcome home fallen Winn Parish Soldier, Clayton Horne of Atlanta. There was such an overwhelming response from the community regarding the flags on the overpass that the club was encouraged to expand the number of flags by 24. 14 sponsors have already committed to sponsoring the additional flags. The Lions Club needs your help obtaining 10 more sponsors to reach their goal.
If you, your family or your business would like to honor our veterans by sponsoring a flag, you may contact Lion President Ronnie Brazzell (318) 209-0345 or Treasurer Mike Kennedy (318) 209-0616.