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Posted on: June 23, 2022

City Raises First Flag Above Veterans Park

Veterans Park Flag Ceremony

Residents, city staff, the Orange County Sheriff's Department Color Guard, and Boy Scout Troops 628 and 604 were on hand on June 14 to hoist the American flag above Veterans Park for the first time.

Veterans Park was rebuilt and dedicated in 2019, featuring a monument dedicated to each branch of the armed services. Mosaic tile flags, sit folded atop each of the monuments. The park, which also features a large pond, meandering trails, and a bird/butterfly garden, won awards but didn’t win over all of the public – some who thought it needed a traditional flag pole, as well.

The City Council earlier this year agreed, and directed the installation of a flag pole. Mayor Robert Pequeno, a former Marine, presided over the service Tuesday. 

The American flag will from now on fly above Veterans Park, as it does at 30 other Lake Forest parks and facilities. 

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