The Key Peninsula Veterans group was asked last year to provide a flag-raising ceremony at Volunteer Park for Key Fest, the community’s annual fair.
But they found there isn’t a flag pole at the park.
Instead, they placed small flags around the event’s stage and led the pledge of allegiance.
The veterans hope to install a permanent flag pole to accommodate a large American flag at the park, and they recently presented a proposed to the Key Peninsula Parks board to make it happen.
The KPV has submitted a grant proposal for funds and, if successful, will ask the community for help to complete the project.
Cost of a theft-proof pole and installation is expected to be about $5,000. KPV, a nonprofit organization, will contribute $2,000 in cash and in-kind labor in addition to the grant money it hopes to acquire and will open the endeavor to contributions from other organizations.
For more information, call KPV vice president John Thorpe 253-884-5042, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send mail to Key Peninsula Veterans, P.O. Box 929, Vaughn, WA 98394.