FREMONT – The Avenue of Flags in Fremont is still looking for volunteers for Saturday.
They raise and take down the American Flags along the Avenue of Flags on Military Avenue on holidays. They meet at the Eternal Flame at Memorial Park and raise the flags west down to Clarkson Street and east to Johnson Road. Chris Madsen with the Avenue of Flags says they are once again asking people to join them in the morning and afternoon on Saturday to raise each flag.
“Saturday is Veteran’s Day. And as with the other holidays we need volunteers by 7:45 a.m. at the Eternal Flame. And then we take them down at four o’clock,” said Madsen. “We do need people there about 3:45 p.m., and then we take off promptly at four.”
Madsen says they usually need 20-30 volunteers to help with putting up and taking down the flags. He adds for Veteran’s Day Eagle Distributing Inc. often brings many volunteers but they always welcome more.
“Years ago I got with Eagle Distributing Inc., and they actually partnered with us,” said Madsen. “So every Veteran’s Day they come in droves. They have lots of volunteers. They bring about 15-20 volunteers themselves to help put up and take down the flags, which is great. But I never turn anyone away because the more the merrier.”
Madsen says they welcome volunteers of all ages. Anyone that wishes to volunteer to help Avenue of Flags with raising and taking down the casket flags on Veteran’s Day can simply meet them at the Eternal Flame at Memorial Park. Volunteers will meet at 7:45 a.m. to put up the flags, and meet at 3:45 p.m. to take them down.