Volunteers from Westchester’s Kiwanis Club in Bakersfield drove up the hill on a misty Presidents Day on February 15 to assist subscribers to the Tehachapi Stars and Stripes Display the Flag Project’s Kiwanis Club with the delivery and installation of American flags.
Vietnam veterans Larry Laxson and Don Fowler recreated the famous World War II flag installation on the mountain. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Laxson and Fowler joined members of the Tehachapi Kiwanis Club as well as Boy Scouts and Parents of Boy Scouts BSA Troop 136 to deliver the flags on the first day of the 2021 delivery program.
The teams deliver, install, and collect large, beautiful American flags for $ 50 for homes and businesses on six patriotic holidays.
The next day of flag delivery is Memorial Day on Monday, May 31st.
For more information, please contact Tina Cunningham at 822-4515.
Kiwanis is an international service club dedicated to helping children locally and around the world.