Veterans' association installs flag and flagpole for 1st Lt Dwight Stevens

Friday, March 20, 2020

The work party prepares to raise the flag
on the newly installed flagpole
Photo by MG Coffey

By Jerry Pickard

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 a new flag pole and flag were installed on WWII B-17 Pilot 1st Lt Dwight Stevens' property.

The work party salutes the flag
Photo by MG Coffey

The flag was first flown in Afghanistan by the Headquarters Company, 398th Engineer Battalion, Forward Deployed Base 46, on September 11, 2019 somewhere in northern Afghanistan.

A presentation Certificate accompanied the flag.

R B White installed a light so the flag can be flown
24 / 7. Dwight's wife Helen checks it out from the window.
Photo by R B White

The work party was formed by MG Ray Coffey USAVR, and members of Shoreline American Legion Post 227, the Shoreline Veterans Association, and Student volunteers from Bothell High School.

Dwight on his 95th birthday last May
Photo by Jerry Pickard

A light was installed at the base of the flagpole by electrician R. B. White so that the flag may be flown 24/7.


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