Memorial Day – Small Town USA

I just returned from an extended weekend in western North Carolina with my best bud Carl.  Among the many other great things about the trip, it reminded me how much I value and miss my small town roots.  Small towns often do the important things in a big way!  I witness this incredible example on my route home.  Sylva, NC is a vibrant small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its historic courthouse is amazing.  Checkout the flags raised in honor of Memorial Day and the fallen.  I happened to meet a local during my stop who told me they “sell” sponsorships for these flags, not only for the community to honor the importance of Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Veterans Day, but also as a means of community outreach.  He said 200 flags represents around $10K of “sponsorships,” 100% of which goes to a large number of needs within the community.  This year they’ve raised $18K so far.

Jackson County, NC Courthouse - Memorial Day 2019

Jackson County, NC Courthouse – Memorial Day 2019

Old Glory looks over Sylva, NC - Memorial Day, 2019

Old Glory looks over Sylva, NC – Memorial Day, 2019

This entry was written by Mark , posted on Tuesday May 28 2019at 03:05 pm , filed under Architecture, Flag, Rural . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Response to “Memorial Day – Small Town USA”

  • Carl Gandolfo says:

    Fantastic!! You are 100% correct….small town life is special!!
    Thank you for another fantastic visit and weekend!!

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