Northwest NEWS

June 10, 2002


Flags will be flying for Flag Day

from Woodinville Kiwanis Club
   Expect to see a whole lot of flags displayed around Woodinville this Flag Day, June 14. From families in the surrounding neighborhoods to downtown business owners, the tragic events of Sept. 11 have created a renewed interest in flying the American flag among Woodinville residents.
   To help local businesses show their patriotism, the Kiwanis Club of Woodinville will be putting out American flags throughout downtown Woodinville. The Kiwanis puts up and takes down American flags at local businesses for seven holidays during the year. The cost is $25 for the annual service and all proceeds go to support local charities. If your business would like to participate, call Reed West at 486-6688.
   Kiwanis Club of Woodinville is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping those in need. In addition to the flag project, the club supports several programs in the community.
   Woodinville Kiwanis mets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Round Table Pizza. Guests are always welcome.
   Flag Day, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, was originally a local and state celebration. The holiday was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916.
   While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until Aug. 3, 1949, that President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.
   Join your neighbors and business associates and display the flag proudly on Flag Day, June 14.