Rotary relaunches ‘Fly the Colors’

The Rotary Club of Ridgefield has re-launched its “Fly the Colors” program that encourages the patriotic display of the American flag on six American holidays. This initiative is done in collaboration with the Ridgefield Marine Corps League and Ridgefield Supply Co.

Rotarians place an American flag in front of participants’ houses for six major holidays, Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, Labor Day, Patriot Day, and Veterans Day.

The program works as follows: A plastic pipe will be buried permanently in front yards, near the street, to hold the 3- by 5-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; it’s $25 a year after. The proceeds benefit veterans and their immediate families in the area. People may register and pay online.

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