Ceremony salutes new flag, raised in Larchmont Village

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

A NEW AMERICAN FLAG was raised on the flagpole in the center of Larchmont Village in March.

In the center of Larchmont Village last month, one American flag was retired, and a new one was raised.

The ceremony followed the observation by Larchmont Village neighbor Eric Dortch that the existing flag was in tatters. He decided to take action, and he purchased a replacement flag.

The flag ceremony was organized by Larchmont Boulevard Association (LBA) president, John Winther, of Coldwell Banker Larchmont. Winther recruited local Cub Scouts from Pack 16 and Boy Scouts from Troop 10, and he invited Councilman David Ryu to attend. Ryu did, and he thanked not only the Scouts and Winther, but also Lisa Dortch, who was representing her family.

ROTARY CLOCK AND FLAGPOLE front the city parking lot in the center of Larchmont Village.

Also present in the crowd of about 30 people were other LBA members as well as the co-executive directors of the Larchmont Village Business Improvement District, Heather Duffy Boylston and Rebecca Hutchinson.

DIGNITARIES WITH SCOUTS at the flag-raising included Fourth District Councilman David E. Ryu and, on his left, event organizer and Larchmont Boulevard Association president John Winther and flag donor Lisa Dortch, representing her family.

The parking lot adjoining the Rotary clock and the flagpole that years ago was presented to the community in honor of longtime Hancock Park Homeowners Association president Joseph Henry Wolf not only is the location of the Sunday Farmers Market, it also is a central point for each year’s HOPE-NET Taste of Larchmont and LBA Larchmont Family Fair.


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