Avenue of Flags, Clay County Courthouse, Spencer IA

Avenue of Flags, Clay County Courthouse, Spencer IA

Thank you, veterans, for your service!

One way Spencer, Iowa, honors veterans is through the display of over 1300 memorial flags in its Avenue of Flags.  A few are installed on the Clay County Courthouse lawn for Veteran’s Day.  The entire Avenue is used at the Courthouse and in two cemeteries for Memorial Day.  This Veteran’s Day was perfect for rippling, gently snapping flags.  Walking among these symbols of freedom is humbling.  Each pole is labeled with the name of the veteran honored with that flag.  Most of the tags I checked today indicated the person had served in World War I.  Blessings to each family which has chosen to share these icons.