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Posted on: May 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Temecula’s American Flag Program

The City of Temecula is proud to offer free American Flags (3 foot x 5 foot with a pole attachment) to residents of the City of Temecula.  To participate in Temecula's American Flag program, residents can attend upcoming City events at the times listed below to receive a free American flag from the Mayor's table, while supplies last.  

Temecula Mayor Zak Schwank says, "Raising an American Flag at residences across our City displays a spirit patriotism in Temecula and importantly a unified way each of us can honor the sacrifices made by our veterans and service members, and their families."  

Just in time for Memorial Day, the City is partnering with Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center, Troop 309 G (Michelle's Place), Troop 309 B (Saint Mother Teresa), and Temecula Home Depot to bring American flags to Temecula homes.  "Kim Gerrish, Executive Director at Michelle's Place, was key to introducing us to Retired 25-year Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 / Scout Master Tomas Villanueva whose scouting troops of Temecula Valley are lending their time to help distribute the American flags," adds Mayor Schwank.   Flag recipients must be a City of Temecula resident and able to display the flag on their home.  Flags will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis (one per household) while supplies last as follows:

            Memorial Day Concert: Saturday, May 27, 6:30pm 

                     U.S. Flags available at the Mayor's Table before the concert begins between 5:45-6:30pm

                     (Outside City Hall)

            Juneteenth: Saturday, June 10, 11-3pm 

                     U.S. Flags available at the Mayor's Table during the celebration between Noon-1pm 

                     (Outside City Hall)

            Summer Concert: Thursday, June 29, 7-8:30pm 

                     U.S. Flags available at the Mayor's Table before the concert begins between 6-7pm 

                     (Amphitheater to the left of CRC front door)

            4th of July Fun & Fireworks: Tuesday, July 4, 2-10pm 

                    U.S. Flags available during the event between 5-6pm

                    (Ronald Reagan Sports Park)

As always, it's important to follow proper guidelines when displaying the American flag. According to the United States Flag Code, the American flag should never touch the ground. When the flag is no longer in good condition, you may retire your flag at any of the five Temecula Fire Stations within the City of Temecula in marked bins where the flags will be picked up and properly disposed of.  For questions about Temecula's American Flag Program, contact 951-331-5098.


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