Anchorage flag raised high with pride

American Legion, Post 30, presents "the Anchorage" in Lee County with a brand new American flag. / Matt Prichard

Officials with, "the Anchorage" rehab center in Lee County took time to celebrate the American Legion, post 30, giving them a brand new American flag Monday.

The center had spent the last year refurbishing their flag pole, and felt that a larger and more distinguished flag was needed.

During today's ceremony, Executive Director Keith Gaines said, for their residents, this is more than just a piece of cloth.

"We want to instill the value of service in these men, the flag will help us to do that as a daily, constant reminder," said Gaines.

Officials with the American Legion closed the event with an official flag raising ceremony, and detailed instructions on how to care for the flag properly.