David Cantrell back at Avenue of Flags

Scenes of the Avenue of Flags assembly for Patriot Day on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Cape Girardeau County Park North in Cape Girardeau. Retired Navy Capt. David Cantrell, chairman of the Avenue of Flags, said this was the first time he has been able to be present for the assembly since the June motorcycle accident from which he lost a portion of his left leg. “Seeing what everybody did in my absence … it gave me a lot of hope and courage and inspiration when I was at some pretty low points,” Cantrell said. A First Responders Appreciation BBQ is scheduled for 3 p.m. to dusk today at Cape Girardeau County Park North. Cantrell is one of the BBQ's organizers.