Volunteers needed for Avenue of Flags display Nov. 11 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Volunteers needed for Avenue of Flags display Nov. 11

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

The Avenue of Flags Veterans Day display is set for Friday, Nov. 11, at Orange Grove-Graceland Cemetery located at Broad Street in Lake Charles.

This is the 32nd year the flags have been on display to honor veterans and volunteers are needed again to help with the display of almost 1,000 veteran casket flags.

The flags are flown on both sides of the graveled roads winding through the cemetery. Visitors are welcome to tour the Avenue of Flags by either walking alongside the winding, gravel roads, or driving in their vehicles.

The mission of the Avenue of the Flags is to respectfully display the American flag on Memorial Day and Veterans Day to honor our United States veterans of all branches of the military, past and present. The flags are raised at sunrise and retired at 4 p.m. 

Volunteer civic groups and individuals are asked to gather at Orange Grove-Graceland at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov 11, to help put up the flags. For more information on the Avenue of Flags, contact Harless or Cooley at 337-436-8940.

Copyright 2016 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Avoid I-210 WB at Legion Street due to 'major accident'

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Avoid I-210 WB at Legion Street due to 'major accident'

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:52:50 GMT
    I-210 crash at Legion Street exit (Source: Louisiana State Police)I-210 crash at Legion Street exit (Source: Louisiana State Police)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid I-210 westbound at the Legion Street exit due to a "major accident" that has the inside lane of the interstate blocked, according to LCPD.

    More >>

    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid I-210 westbound at the Legion Street exit due to a "major accident" that has the inside lane of the interstate blocked, according to LCPD.

    More >>
  • TDL Week 8: DeRidder hosts Leesville in Game of the Week

    TDL Week 8: DeRidder hosts Leesville in Game of the Week

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:47:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Hooper Trophy is up for grabs tonight when DeRidder hosts Leesville in a District 3-4A matchup. The game should be a good one as both teams enter the Touchdown Live Game of the Week with only one loss. They're also leading the district. DeRidder (5-1, 1-0) has won four straight and is coming off a 35-20 win over Tioga (5-2, 1-1), a team that needs Leesville to win to get back in the district championship picture. Leesville (6-1, 2-0) won its first two district games. A win ove...

    More >>

    The Hooper Trophy is up for grabs tonight when DeRidder hosts Leesville in a District 3-4A matchup. The game should be a good one as both teams enter the Touchdown Live Game of the Week with only one loss. They're also leading the district. DeRidder (5-1, 1-0) has won four straight and is coming off a 35-20 win over Tioga (5-2, 1-1), a team that needs Leesville to win to get back in the district championship picture. Leesville (6-1, 2-0) won its first two district games. A win ove...

    More >>
  • LCPD SWAT Team conducting training on Country Club Road Friday

    LCPD SWAT Team conducting training on Country Club Road Friday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:01:45 GMT
    LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo)LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo)

    The Lake Charles Police SWAT Team will be conducting training in the area of the 2100 block of Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  There will be a large police presence in the area because of the SWAT training, said Kraus. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  

    More >>

    The Lake Charles Police SWAT Team will be conducting training in the area of the 2100 block of Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  There will be a large police presence in the area because of the SWAT training, said Kraus. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly