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VAN WERT — Veteran’s Day is right around the corner and the Optimist Club has planned an Avenue of Flags program. Anyone who is a participant in this program can showcase their patriotism and thank those that have served or who are currently serving. The money earned by this program is directly reinvested into other programs the Optimist Club offers that benefit the youth in the area.

For $50/year, Optimist members will deliver and place your flag prior to each holiday and retrieve after the holiday. The Optimist Club of Van Wert is responsible for the placement of the flag and proper storage after the flags have been retrieved. Anyone who wishes to display more than one flag receives a $10 discount per flag.

Participants in this program receive a 3’ by 5’ high-quality, American flag on a 10’ flag pole within 15’ of the curb in front of their home or business for the following days surrounding five national holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day. Club members will install the flags a few days prior to the holiday and remove them a few days after each holiday.

To participate order online or download the order form by visiting the club’s website: www.optimistvw.com, email them at flags@optimistvw.com or call 419-948-3524.