DAR donates US flag to library 

August 7, 2023

DAR donates US flag to library 

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor

PENTWATER — A wind storm knocked down the Pentwater Township Library’s American flag last April, and help was quickly offered to replace it.

Thanks to a collaboration of the Michigan Dunes Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution and the newly-reorganized Friends of the Pentwater Library, a new flag donated by the National DAR was raised over the library Monday, Aug. 7.

“We had a problem with the flag coming down during a storm,” said Library Director Mary Barker. During a book sale, representatives from the new library friends group offered to pay for the rope, and DAR representatives offered to provide the flag. “They went to Washington to get the flag, and it was flown over the Capitol, and it just arrived. So we got everybody together so that we can have a proper ceremony of raising our flag. (Digital cable service provider) Spectrum is here volunteering the labor to string it up.”

The flag was raised during a ceremony Monday morning in front of the library. The pole now features a solar light for brightening the patriotic display. 

Members of the Pentwater VFW post #6017 and the Marine Corps League were on hand including Commander Jim Carlson, Nick Fekken, Gary Hilbert and Al Pearson. 

“We’re just a big supporter of the library, so I wanted to come and watch the dedication,” said Pentwater Township Supervisor Lynn Cavazos. 

Ted Hammerle of Spectrum arranged for the free labor to raise the flag, and Spectrum’s Zach VanSickle performed the work. 

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