In the past the VFW has put the flags up in the morning and taken them down in the evening.
This year they will be putting the flags up about 1 p.m. on Friday and that evening the flags will be illuminated with lights that were donated by Christensen Brothers. The illuminated flags will be on display during the entire Memorial Day weekend.
Post Commander Richard Waterbury stated, "This will give people an opportunity to view the flags during the weekend. Due to so much activity going on, it was decided to fly the flags throughout the weekend after some people complained of not getting to see them," continued Waterbury.
Waterbury also pointed out that people should know that there are approximately 200 flags that are put up every year and are rotated until all have been displayed. The flags are numbered when they are dedicated and those flags that are left with the VFW are the ones that will be displayed.
"Some people request to take their flags home. We ask for your patience, help, and support in putting up the flags and taking them down. Let us all remember those who have passed on before us. May God bless our Veterans and cherish the memories of loved ones," said Waterbury.