Please respect club flags

I just wanted to let everyone in Loudon County know about the flags displayed at businesses throughout Loudon and Lenoir City on different holidays.

Three different Ruritan Clubs put these flags out — Piney, Highland Park and East Roane County. Club members spend their own time and effort to get the flags prepared and put out to show support of our country. We thank the businesses that have agreed to assist us in this project.

It is just a small token that these businesses use to show their support of those who have fought for our freedom. Lately, we have had flags that have been stolen from some of these businesses. We politely ask that no one take these flags as there is a lot of time and effort put into this project by these Ruritan clubs.

We once again would like to say “thank you” to all the businesses that support these three clubs in this project. We thank Loudon County for supporting us all through the years.

Zack McCallie

Lenoir City