Terry and Patty Ehrhardt, and Scott Anderson from the Great Falls Chapter SCI Board Member presented a check to Jim Porter, for flags at the Highland Cemetery on July 23, 2020.
Great Falls Chapter SCI and Scheels partnered in a Safe/Gun Raffle at the Annual Great Falls SCI Banquet, March 14, 2020 and together raised $1,500 toward new flags.
Six years ago, the Raise the Flag for the Holidays Committee was formed with the sole purpose of installing new lighted flag poles so flags can be flown 24 hours a day over the veterans buried at Highland Cemetery. In 2019, Jim Porter, Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and Marine Corp League approached Scheel’s and the Great Falls Chapter SCI about funding two new flag poles. This year Jim asked if we would be willing to donate money to provide flags. They need new flags about every six months, depending on the weather.
Jim Porter wrote “The fighting never stopped when the sun went down, and the veterans that are buried at Highland Cemetery deserve to have the flag flying over them at all times. “
We would like to thank all active and retired individuals who have served in the armed forces for their years of service in this great country of the United States of America.
We would also like to thank Jim Porter for bringing this project to our attention and Scheels for partnering with us at the banquet.