Kiwanis Club Helps Replace Tattered Flag At Cleveland Boys And Girls Club

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Bradley Commission Vice Chairman and Kiwanian J. Adam Lowe presents a new flag to directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs.  Pictured are Tucker Unit Director Britt DeBusk, Teen Director Wyatt Bevis, Director of Operations Derrick Kinsey, and Commission Vice Chairman J. Adam Lowe.
Bradley Commission Vice Chairman and Kiwanian J. Adam Lowe presents a new flag to directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs. Pictured are Tucker Unit Director Britt DeBusk, Teen Director Wyatt Bevis, Director of Operations Derrick Kinsey, and Commission Vice Chairman J. Adam Lowe.

A tattered and torn American flag has been replaced at the Cleveland Boys and Girls Club’s Tucker Unit.  The flag had been damaged in windy weather and needed to be retired and replaced.

“We needed a new flag and with Memorial Day approaching, the timing couldn’t have been better for this to occur” said Derrick Kinsey, director of operations for the Boys and Girls Clubs.

The damaged flag was noticed by Bradley County Commission Vice Chairman J. Adam Lowe as he visited the club.  As a member of Kiwanis, Mr. Lowe knew that there were flags available to the nonprofit.

“Kiwanis has been a champion in our community when it comes to maintaining our display of patriotism” said Mr. Lowe.  “Kiwanians have sponsored and worked to make Cleveland a Flag City USA and I knew they could help.”

Mr. Lowe contacted Kiwanis Club president Bruce Bradford and flags were delivered to the Boys and Girls Clubs.  The tattered flag was officially removed and replaced.  Mr. Lowe says he has reached out to the local Boys Scouts of America to have flag retired in an official manner.  


The torn flag seen was retired and replaced by a new flag courtesy of Cleveland Kiwanis.
The torn flag seen was retired and replaced by a new flag courtesy of Cleveland Kiwanis.

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