Preserving the flag

Claudia White, the regent of the Chakchiuma Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, speaks about the past, present and future of the American flag at the organization’s monthly meeting Wednesday at the Greenwood Country Club. Last summer the organization spearheaded an effort to place 50 large flags along U.S. 82 and Mississippi 7. The goal this summer is to double the flags displayed by setting up 100 flags along the nearby highways, White said. Fifty additional flags have already been purchased, thanks to donations from residents, businesses and city leaders, said Minnie Parham, chair of the group’s Flag Committee. White said the city and Dale Tackett, an engineer, will help set up the flags to be displayed. The flags will be up beginning Flag Day, June 14, and should be displayed until July 10, to commemorate the date 16 U.S. military members died in a 2017 plane crash on the western edge of Leflore County.

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