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Pacific to dedicate American flag pole at City Hall
On Nov. 11 the community of Pacific will dedicate the American flag pole at City Hall to honor Veterans Day.
Led by Councilmember Katie Garberding, who recently installed a light for the flag pole. the ceremony is to include the unveiling of a plaque honoring those who have died in service to the United States.
"It's just completing and finishing off (the flag pole project) and doing a dedication," Garberding said. "We thought it would be awesome to host a community event. And what better day to do it than on Veterans Day?"
A plaque will be placed under the flag pole, with wording memorializing those who have died in service to the flag.
"It will read: 'The American Flag does not fly because the wind moves past it... the American flag flies from the last breath of each person who has died protecting it,'" Garberding said.
Residents and businesses, including Valley Recycling, Pacific Police Lt. Edwin Massey, City Attorney Kenyon Luce, Councilmember James McMahan, Garberding and the Valley Regional Fire Authority union covered the $1,500 cost.
The event time has not been set, but Garberding has already planned a reception at City Hall afterward.
"It's a community event, anyone is welcome," Garberding said. "I think it would be awesome to get a little community support out there."