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Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club cancel Seventh Annual Thousand Flags

Bakersfield breakfast rotary club
Posted at 3:00 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:00:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club today announced the cancellation of its Seventh Annual Thousand Flags program due to fears of the spread of COVID-19.

Since 2014, Breakfast Rotary has adorned The Park at Riverwalk with 1,000 flags as a way to honor the many heroes that have served and continue to serve our nation and our community, whether in the military or as a first-responder. The Memorial Day weekend event was quickly embraced by the community, and many have asked if it would be held this year.

“While we’re disappointed about the need to cancel this year’s event, we’d like the community to know that we remain committed to Thousand Flags, and we’ll be back next year!” said Cheryl Scott, president of Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club