With locals participating in the Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce's Freedom Flags Program, American Flags were spread across the County. From Calexico and Holtville to El Centro, Imperial, and Brawley, Memorial Day was proudly observed throughout the Imperial Valley.
Our team went out with tools in-hand to install 15 American Flags prior to Memorial Day, where they will reside for a week to show each participant’s patriotic pride for Memorial Day. In addition to their beautiful flags, they received a Thank You flyer, which included Flag Etiquette information and a brief history of Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars, including World War II, The Vietnam War, The Korean War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We were so happy to see the American Flags erected in honor of Memorial Day. The American Flags will be retrieved in the days after Memorial Day to await their next debut for the week of the 4th of July, September 11th, and Veterans Day. We are so excited to offer this program to our community and business members.
If you’re interested in participating in the Freedom Flags Program, click here. You can reserve multiple American Flags for installment at different locations. Send one to your friends and family! Invite a friend or neighbor to participate! Help IVRCC cover the neighborhood in American Flags!