Honor the Colors

 

It has been a long tradition in the City of Ferndale to commemorate certain national holidays and other patriotic occasions by lining Main Street with the National Colors. These flags, and the POW/MIA flags, are also displayed year around at the American Legion Post 154, 5537 Second Avenue, Ferndale, and on five other stationary and open flagstaffs at public buildings and other official sites throughout the City. Typically, the flags are made of cotton, polyester, or a mixture of both, and are 4' x 8' in size. Flags are regularly replaced when unusable and are disposed of with proper ceremony by the Ferndale American Legion Post 154.

If you have a new Flag of the United States and want to honor your Nation's Colors, or a veteran in whose memory the Colors were presented, you may donate the flag to the American Legion for display on one of the City's official flagstaffs or at the American Legion Post 154. Donations may be made at City Hall and the Ferndale Police Department and will be acknowledged on the City's official Facebook and web pages.

On August 27, 2015, Mr. W. Farrell Dean of Ferndale donated to the Police Department a 4' x 8' flag which had been presented to him by the United States Navy at the funeral of his father, William Paul Dean. The flag was installed and flies with appreciation and honor on the flagstaff at the Ferndale Police Department.