Avenue of Flags new flag ceremony

Fourteen new flags were added to the Avenue of Flags on July 4, 2021. Dozens gathered to observe and speak about their veteran. Three out of the five times a year that the flags fly, new ones are added. Each flag represents a deceased Cape Girardeau County veteran. The current total is 819 flags. The names on the 14 new flags are Kennith E. Whitlock, Sr., Harry C. Vogt, Arthur L. Eldridge, Charles F. Thrower, Jr., Robert N. Dougan, Paul A. Rollins, Russel E. Farrow, Edward M. Kaiser, Arnold L. Edwards, Ronald L. Woodruff, William A. McCann, Walter J. Meinz, Harold E. Jones and Billie F. Edwards.