American Flags, more than 100 of them in all, flew proudly along the five-lane overpass
by the Post Office and throughout the downtown area on Memorial Day, a tribute to the
men and women who through the years, have given their lives in defense of our nation’s
The Lions Club here in Winnfield takes on this task on various patriotic days throughout
the year and in 2023, reached the milestone of putting on this service project for a
“The Lions do this out of love and respect for our country,” said member Mike Kennedy.
“But we want to stress that it would not be possible without that same love and respect
by the many sponsors, both businesses and individuals, whose giving allows us not only
to continue this display but also to grow it a little each year.”
The Red, White & Blue display is put out seven times each year. Those days are Patriot
Day, Veterans Day, Presidents’ Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day and
Independence Day. In case the weather is bad on any of those planned days, make-up
days include D-Day, Labor Day and Pearl Harbor Day.
This local effort is called the “Dobber Brazzell American Flag Project” in honor of
a longtime member of the Lions Club who supported the club and the community.