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Flag in Roseburg
Flag in Roseburg
Flag and Pole dedicated by Roseburg Lions as part of OLSHF's Keep the Promise Days (Photo) - 07/05/24

ROSEBURG - On Tuesday, July 2nd, the Roseburg Lions Club raised the Flag of the United States at the flag pole at City Center Park.  The project started in early 2023 by Lion Craig Jackson and in late 2023 Lion David Hopkins started co-chairing the project.  The final event was the culmination of many hours of work. The flag pole is sited on a city of Roseburg park site that is also home to an Eagle carving. The Eagle carving was donated many years ago by the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians and they are equally happy to see further items being added to the park area. The ceremony started with a history of the project, the raising of the flag, pledge, and singing. 

This “Keep the Promise Day” event is part of a series of KTP Day events throughout Oregon. The goal is to celebrate the Lions’ connection to Helen Keller and their promise to address preventable blindness and hearing loss, in partnership with their Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF).

Attending the flag pole dedication was Tim Freeman and Chris Boice, Douglas County Commissioners,  Dan Loomis, Douglas County Clerk, Matthew Case, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians Veteran Service Officer, Roxana Fulton from the Winston Teen Center,  as well as members of the Lions Club and friends. The flag pole was purchased with funds from the club and a donation of a sign by Umpqua Signs and Graphics. The co-chairs want to thank the support of the City of Roseburg, The County of Douglas and their many friends. 

Together, the Roseburg Lions and all the Lions Clubs of Oregon, the statewide nonprofit OLSHF, and partners offer access to people for critical sight-saving surgeries and treatments, secure new eyeglasses, help people who can’t afford eyeglasses and hearing aids, and manage the largest vision screening program in the US. 

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