Fly the Colors program seeks renewals, more participants
The Ridgefield Rotary Club’s Fly the Colors program ended with approximately 500-plus participants last year. The money raised goes to educating veterans on entrepreneurship at University of Connecticut. Last year one of the graduating veterans started a drone consulting company here in Connecticut.
The Rotary Club created this innovative program to encourage the patriotic display of the American Flay on six American Holidays. The initiative is done in collaboration with the Ridgefield Marine Corps League and Ridgefield Supply Company.
Rotarians place an American Flag in front of the participant’s house for six major Holidays which are: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Patriot’s Day and Veterans Day.
The program works as follow: a plastic pipe will be buried permanently in front yards, near the street to hold the 3 x5 foot flag in place on a 10 foot staff. Installation will be in coordination with “Call Before You Dig” and Ridgefield Public Works”. Homeowners will be asked to notify the installers of any underground installations before the pipe is buried.
The flag program is an annual, subscription based service. The first year cost is $50: its $25 a year after.
To learn more about the program, go to ridgefieldrotary.org.