Source: Sherman Publications

New flag from Clarkston Lions

April 03, 2013

Meeting twice a month at the Carriage House in Clintonwood Park, each starting with the Pledge of Allegiance and God Bless America, Clarkston Area Lions noticed the flag wasn't in good shape.

So at their March 14 meeting, the Lions donated a new flag to the Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors for the Carriage House.

"The United States flag is not just a piece of fabric," said Lion Chris Savage. "It represents our country and the principles that Americans hold dear like life, liberty and equality."

The flag reminds us of our past and gives us hope for the future, Savage said.

"As such it deserves our honor and respect," she said. "So the next time you’re in the Carriage House look for the new flag and think about what it represents."

The Clarkston Area Lions Club is a local service organization with international ties primarily working with the vision and hearing impaired.

They meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, check

American Legion Post 63, 8047 Ortonville Road, has a drop-off box for worn out flags, for proper disposal. For more information about American Flag etiquette go to