The "Stars and Stripes" were flying over the Jackson County Civic Center in time for Independence Day thanks to a donation from the Woodmen of the World society.
The Woodmen gave the County a $1,200 flag set which included the U.S. Flag, State of Mississippi Flag, and a 30 ft. fiberglass flagpole. The set was installed by County maintenance crews in front of the Civic Center's main entrance.
Gus Donohoe, past president of the local Woodmen's chapter, recently realized while visiting the Fairgrounds, the complex needed a flag.
"I just noticed there wasn't a U.S. Flag outside and giving away free flags is one of the Woodmen's main programs. We are pleased to help the Civic Center after all the wonderful work they've done making the fairgrounds into county offices," Donohoe said.
The County has used the Civic Center and the Fairgrounds as its main office complex since Hurricane Katrina flooded the Old Courthouse. During a small ceremony, the flag set was dedicated to all fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters with a bronze plague.