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Donated flag flies high at Municipal Building

AMERICAN FLAG DONATED – Woodmen Life representatives Kendel Dixon and Brad Jones donated a new American flag to the City of Humboldt Municipal Building last Wednesday Present for the presentation and flag raising were (from left, front) Jonathan Wilson, Brittney Keller, Chester Owens, Jeanna Shellenberger, Kendal Dixon, (back) Reynard Buchanan, Tony Williams, Jeff Graves, Willie Reed, Jeff Graves, Fill Johnson, John Morrison and Brad Jones.

by Kim Forbes

The city of Humboldt regularly replaces the flags at the Humboldt Municipal Building. The strong winds of February frayed the current American flag.

Before it could be replaced by the city, Woodmen Life representative, Kendel Dixon contacted Assistant Police Chief Reynard Buchanan with an offer to replace the current American flag with a new 5 x 8 ft. nylon flag.

Last Wednesday, representatives from the city met with Dixon and Brad Jones, Regional Senior Manager with Woodmen Life, to accept and raise the new flag.

“We routinely replace flags that become worn,” City of Humboldt Code Enforcer Jeanna Schellenberger stated last week during the flag raising ceremony. “The current flag was only eight to nine months old. 

In raising the new flag donated by Woodmen Life, Jones noticed that the Tennessee state flag is beginning to show signs of wear and will look into getting a new one to replace it as well.

Anytime the city takes down an old flag, they follow the proper procedure for folding it and then donate it to a local Boy Scout troop for a retirement ceremony.

The city of Humboldt works hard to keep the city looking good and the representatives present last Wednesday were most appreciative of this donation.

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