In a role reversal, veterans honored children with the placement of an American flag at the Kids of the Community center.
“I would like to thank everyone for coming out to help us recognize this event,” said John Davis, American Legion member. “Children are our future and we are proud to offer this flag to Kids of the Community. The organization is dedicated to the children of Warren County and we want to show our appreciation for all its hard work.”
American Legion Post 173, its American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Rider Chapter, provided the flag, pole and its placement. Also in attendance were VFW Post 5064 and its Ladies Auxiliary; Marine Corps League Bobby Ray Detachment 1377; and VVA and AVVA, Royce Davenport, Chapter 1112.
The four organizations presented KOC president Mike Baus with donations totaling $850.
“We survive off community donations such as this,” said Baus. “These children are our future leaders and some of them will probably be our future veterans. Thank you so much for your generosity.”
KOC director Barry Dishman says a flag was needed.
“This is something we’ve discussed. We really needed a flag,” he said. “We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts. We honor and respect each and every one of you for your service. Thank you for the donation of this flag. It means a lot to us.”
For more information about Kids of the Community, visit www.kidsofthecommunity.com or call 668-5437.