Perrett, in conjunction with the Holstein American Legion Post, set up a project where families could purchase a U.S. flag, pole, bracket and name tag for $175 in honor of a veteran. He put out the word and those who were interested could contact either he, his parents, or Jim and Karen Breyfogle for their flag. The Legion then helped Perrett set up an Avenue of Flags along Highway 20 on the south edge of town, near the Char-Mac Assisted Living Facility.
By Veteran's Day 2011, Perrett had sold 267 flags, and he was able to set up the Avenue of Flags for its first display. The flags were taken down after Veteran's Day, but will see plenty of action in the coming months, as the plan is to set up the Avenue of Flags again for Memorial Day, Flag Day and the 4th of July.
As for Michael Perrett, he has earned his Eagle Scout badge, but has not yet set up his award ceremony, due to the busy nature of completing a final semester of high school. Next fall, Michael, the son of John and Jane Perrett of Holstein, plans to attend Hawked Community College in Waterloo to study Heating and Air Conditioning.