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    The Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization which serves its member businesses and the community. We are located in the heart of West Central Minnesota’s premier lakes country destination, Otter Tail County. With its nearly 1100 lakes, rivers, streams and trails offering an abundance of recreational options, its a great place to grow your business.

    We serve as the lead advocate and resource for our members and to create partnerships that foster a healthy business climate.

  • Veterans Walk of Flags - Memorial Day

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    Name: Veterans Walk of Flags - Memorial Day
    Date: May 25, 2020
    Time: 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    Veterans Walk of Flags -
    The Veterans Walk of Flags is a moving tribute to our veterans with 1,862 flags displayed in 10 areas around town: Veterans Park, NP Park, Court House, Junius Ave., Union Ave., Wright Park, Neese Park, City Hall Park, Friberg/Summit Ave., and the Minnesota Veterans Home. Flags are displayed 10 times per year (weather permitting): Loyalty Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Purple Hearts Day, Labor Day, POW/MIA Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day.

    VOLUNTEERS are needed to install/take down the flags each day: 7:30-8:30am and 4:30-5:30pm.

    The Fergus Falls Veterans Walk of Flags began September 2, 2002. Perrie Sheldon came up with the idea after visiting his son and daughter-in-law in Sheldon, Iowa and viewing the town’s “Avenue of Flags”, where his son had purchased a flag in Perrie’s name to honor him. He thought that would be a great idea for Fergus Falls and along with co-founder, Stan Morrill, had various meetings and discussions with the City of Fergus Falls. The late Mayor Kelly Ferber gave the project the go-ahead. Soon after that it was named “Veterans Walk of Flags” and would start in Veterans Memorial Park in Fergus Falls. Flags were sold at $75 a piece to honor any veteran, living or deceased, who served in any war with an Honorable Discharge. There is a "waiting list" to purchase flags as the volunteers/trailers are at capacity. If there are at least 30 more volunteers, more flags can be purchased for more veterans.

    They are put up around 7:15 a.m. by volunteers working out of 4 different trailers and taken down at 4:30. Volunteers are always welcome!

    The Veterans Walk of Flags, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit independent organization. All contributions are tax deductible and are accepted at any time.
    Location:
    Throughout Fergus Falls: Veterans Park, NP Park, Otter Tail County Court House, Junius Ave., Union Ave., Wright Park, Neese Park, City Hall Park, Friberg/Summit Ave., and the Minnesota Veterans Home.

    New volunteers may meet the groups at First Lutheran Church/Holiday parking lot to help.
    Date/Time Information:
    Loyalty Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Purple Hearts Day, Labor Day, POW/MIA Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day.
    7:30am - 4:30pm
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