The final ceremonies of the Thousand Flags display at the Park at Riverwalk will start with a flag raising at 9:00 this morning. Denise Haines is President of the Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary, and says the donations raised by sponsoring an American flag go towards the wreath ceremony this Christmas the Bakersfield National Cemetery, as well as to the Wounded Heroes dog companion program and towards sponsoring a veteran to visit Washington D.C. on a Kern County Honor Flight. Speakers will take the stage at Noon today and the flag will be lowered at 3:00.

Suzanne Grant