Replacement flags aim to celebrate city’s history, deter thefts

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 05:03 PM.

Two Confederate flags were stolen from the Lundy memorial flagpole this past year, Steele said. 

 The new, nearly 30-foot-tall flagpoles, with ropes and pulleys out of pedestrians’ reach, make it more difficult to steal the flags.

The second flagpole replacement is near the public services building on State Road 85. It now features the American flag, Florida flag and city of Crestview flag. 

Maintaining the flagpoles is part of the city's maintenance duties, Steele said. The department installed an additional flagpole near City Hall earlier this year.

 The department also repaired flagpoles at the city's public library and Allen Park, in addition to regularly replacing damaged or worn out flags at all city flagpole locations.

Yesterday was Flag Day, a celebration of the American flag’s adoption. The Second Continental Congress approved the flag on June 14, in the Flag Resolution of 1777.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.

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