Community flag honors vets, legion seeks other flags to fly
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A flag honoring those who have served in the United States military flies on Main Avenue in Hills. The flag was raised on a new community flagpole at the site of the Hills American Legion Memorial.

The Hills American Legion Memorial on Main Avenue is not even six months old, but it is already changing.

In September a new shorter pole was installed on the south end of the memorial. 

Legion president Robert Walraven is describing this new pole as a “community pole.” The flags on this pole will change regularly and he wants them to represent the interests of the community.

In October a special flag was raised for Fire Prevention Week and another in honor of Hills-Beaver Creek fall athletics.

In November an “Honor and Remember” flag will fly to help remind residents of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

Walraven said the group is interested in and willing to fly flags from local groups. Anyone interested can contact Walraven for details. He said that requests need to be reasonable and would have to be approved first.

Walraven would be responsible for raising and lowering the flag.

In addition to flying a veterans flag, the Legion has planned a Saturday night on the town to help raise money for their group and increase awareness of the holiday.

This Saturday the Legion Auxiliary is hosting a soup supper at the Legion. When people are done warming up on soup, they are invited to stay for a night of Turkey Bingo.

Turkeys will be awarded to winning bingo players. The night is open to the public and will include a variety of desserts.

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