CRESTVIEW — Residents can honor U.S. military veterans with an American flag display in front of Crestview High School. The Exchange Club of Crestview is coordinating the event.


CRESTVIEW — Residents can honor U.S. military veterans with an American flag display in front of Crestview High School. The Exchange Club of Crestview is coordinating the event.



“We put up 150 flags for the week (of Veterans Day),” said Mayor David Cadle, who serves on the club’s board of trustees. “They are in place to honor our veterans, both past and present.”



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The 149 American flags, and one flag representing prisoners of war and those missing in action, will be displayed Nov. 8-15.



For a $25 donation, residents can honor a specific veteran, having a flag labeled in that veteran’s honor. A laminated label on the flag pole will feature information including the veteran’s name, rank, branch of military service, and number of years served. When the display is taken down, each label — not the flag — will be presented to the donor in a frame.



Crestview High's JROTC program will assist in setting up the display. Donations will help the Exchange Club fund two scholarships for CHS seniors, club officials said.



Sharlene Cox, the club’s secretary, said she gets a patriotic feeling while watching the display being set up.  



Motorists passing by the North Ferdon Boulevard school usually slow down or honk their car horns to show support for the display, she said.



 “It’s really for the people to enjoy and remember our veterans,” she said.