Newly re-elected Seward Mayor Eickmeier is shown here welcoming the crowd and expressing his appreciation to the Kiwanis Club for completing the Flag Project. Marv Taylor (standing behind the Mayor) was the MC for the Dedication event and Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale (to the right) was the main speaker. Marv has been the Chief Architect of the project and led a dedicated group of volunteer Kiwanians to get the project completed ahead of schedule without any tax dollars. Marv was the one that brought the idea of the Club selling and installing flagpoles and flags some years ago resulting in over 700 having been installed. The project is in an ideal location at the eastern outskirts of the City along highway #34 which connects us to Lincoln 25 miles away.
This is how the Flags looked this afternoon after the Dedication had taken place. The 50 State Flags are placed in alphabetical order. Each of them as well as the United States and Service Flags have been paid for and adopted by individuals or organizations. The donor's name and the State are listed on a plate attached to the pole. The State Flags will not be lighted but the others will and are expected to stay up. Landscaping and grass seeding will need to be delayed until next spring as will a connecting path to the nearby City Hiker-Biker trail. The Flag Project is a Great addition to the 4th of July City. Thanks Marv for your Leadership and to all the Volunteers and Contributors who have make it possible.