CRESTVIEW — In honor of our local military veterans, a field of flags will rise before Crestview High School in time for Veterans Day. The Crestview Exchange Club’s annual project presents individual flags that each commemorate a certain veteran.


CRESTVIEW — In honor of our local military veterans, a field of flags will rise before Crestview High School in time for Veterans Day. The Crestview Exchange Club’s annual project presents individual flags that each commemorate a certain veteran.



Attached to the flags are tags bearing the veterans’ names, branches of service, and additional information including military units, years of service, conflicts the honorees served in, and personal messages. Anyone may donate $25 to the local Exchange Club to purchase a tag for his or her honoree.



The display will fly the week of Nov. 10-17, including Veterans Day, Nov. 11. A brief dedication ceremony is set for Nov. 10 after the city’s Veterans Day parade. The dedication time has not yet been set. At the display’s conclusion, the Exchange Club will present each tag to the person who purchased it.



The Exchange Club was founded in 1911 as a forum for community leaders to exchange ideas on ways of improving their towns. Its national project is the prevention of child abuse. Carolyn Knudsen, the local club’s Americanism chairperson, said the project’s proceeds would benefit local students.



“Our particular aim for this project is to fund our scholarships,” she said. “We give two scholarships in the spring to Crestview High School seniors.”



To purchase a tag, contact Knudsen at 496-4842.