November 03, 2021

Rose Park residents rally to rededicate community flagpole

Rose Park residents rally to rededicate community flagpole Rose Park residents rally to rededicate community flagpole Rose Park residents rally to rededicate community flagpole Main organizers, Kent Mayberry and Angela Morgan, speak at the rededication of the Rose Park Community Flag on July 3.
|||Main organizers, Kent Mayberry and Angela Morgan, speak at the rededication of the Rose Park Community Flag on July 3.|||| |||Main organizers, Kent Mayberry and Angela Morgan, speak at the rededication of the Rose Park Community Flag on July 3.|||| |||||||
By The West View

SHE’S A GRAND NEW FLAG!

Last Memorial Day, Rose Park residents Angela Morgan and Kent Mayberry gathered support on social media to replace a small, tattered flag on the community flagpole at 1000 N. 900 West in the Park ‘n Ride lot. They pushed for the Rose Park Community Council to regain guardianship of the flag from the city, because it wasn’t being maintained well.

On July 3, 2021, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday, community members gathered for a rededication of the flagpole, and the installment of a new, large flag paid for with donations from community members.

The flagpole contains a plaque honoring the late VerDon Rodger Parker, who served as RPCC chair at the time the flagpole was originally installed over 30 years ago. Corky Reeser with RPCC said that the city pledged to install a new light to illuminate the flag at night.

Published in Fall 2021