Rotary's Fly the Colors program continues to support veterans

Rotary made a donation of $7,500 to the UCONN Foundation to support the experiential training in entrepreneurship for post — 9/11 veterans with disabilities. This group helps wounded veterans return to work and start their own businesses.

Ridgefield Rotary Club of Ridgefield, with the support of the Marine Corp League, re-launched its innovative 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 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 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 three-by-five 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 the veterans and their immediate families in the area. You can register and pay online.

Sign up for the Fly The Colors program and learn more Ridgefield Rotary, its mission, its people and upcoming events visit us online at www.ridgefieldrotary.org or on Facebook.