In lieu of community gatherings, Roswell unveils flag initiative

“Stars and Stripes Around Roswell,” a celebration of the American flag, takes the place of community gatherings canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CITY OF ROSWEL
“Stars and Stripes Around Roswell,” a celebration of the American flag, takes the place of community gatherings canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CITY OF ROSWEL

In lieu of Fourth of July fireworks and a community barbecue and bluegrass concert – group events that had to be canceled this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – Roswell announced what it called an “inspirational alternative.”

Beginning Monday, the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department will place flags and banners throughout parks, historic homes and along Canton Street and Holcomb Bridge Road as part of “Stars and Stripes Around Roswell.”

The city invites residents and business to participate by placing American flags in front of their homes and businesses.

“While we will miss celebrating our nation’s independence with Roswell’s spectacular annual fireworks display, I encourage our community to see this year as an opportunity,” said Mayor Lori Henry. “This summer will serve as a time to reflect on the importance of this holiday. Stars and Stripes around Roswell is a community initiative that we hope will inspire feelings of hope, pride, and perseverance.”

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