A new initiative involving display of dozens of American Flags on Greenwich Avenue is being presented by Greenwich Community Projects Fund at the Thursday, Feb 25 Board of Selectman meeting which begins at 10:00am.
According to the website, “Stars & Stripes,” would bring a historic and patriotic flair to Greenwich Avenue.
“In the late 1980s Greenwich Avenue merchants were each issued an American Flag, merchants put up their flag every morning on parking meters and took them down each night,” according to the Greenwich Community Projects Fund website.
The idea, if approved, is to bring back the 1980s tradition.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, and on Veterans Day, about 32 full size American flags would be placed on the lamp posts along Greenwich Avenue from top to bottom.
Each flag would be illuminated at night by the street light above the flag.
The effort, being coordinated by Sebass Events, would be funded by donations. Each flag would have a “Donated By Your Name” ribbon attached to it.
The flags will be up for a two week period, the week leading up to the holiday and the week after. The only day the American flags will be up for one day is Veterans Day.
The Greenwich Community Projects Fund is also responsible for the valet parking pilot that took place over two weekends before the holidays, the lights on the trees along Greenwich Ave, and the drive-in movie series last summer.
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Members of the Greenwich Community Projects Fund – Sebastian Dostmann, Alyssa Bonomo, and John Dent – will also provide an update on the Greenwich Avenue valet parking pilot.