Lions honoring America

The morning crew Steve Shaw, Patrick D. Pothier, Stan Yates. Joe Siddens and Charlie Burnham setting up flags.

Jim Monahan, Former City Councilman started the tradition of honoring America back in the late 1990’by having the American Flag displayed in the Downtown Ventura area including the Ventura Pier, the Promenade, Ventura Avenue, Main Street, California, Poli, and Thompson.

The evening crew Lou Vigorita, Rosemary Vigorita, Steve Shaw, Charlie Burnham, Cathy Mayeda and Tim Mayeda, HJ Johnson and Mica Johnson.

One of the groups responsible for the flags along the Ventura Promenade is the Ventura Downtown Lions Club, and they started the tradition with Past President Ken Cozzens in 2009 when he was asked personally by Mr. Monahan if he would be interested in this honor. The Club places 88 American Flags from the pier to surfers point on 3 major holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day,

5/29/23 – Ending of Memorial Day weekend display: Claudia Navarro, Bill Dunlevy, Charlie Burnham, Margaret Dunlevy, Lisa Morris, Janie Tran, Tyler Tran.
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