Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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November 12, 2012

New flag donated to The Neighborhood

Rep. Kevin Sinnette makes meaningful donation for Veterans Day

ASHLAND — Just in time for Veterans Day, a new flag donated by a state representative was raised at The Neighborhood in Ashland on Monday afternoon.

As The Neighborhood board members and others looked on under cloudy skies, members of the Paul G. Blazer High School ROTC, Rebecca Anderson, Andrew Taylor, Amber Hester and Delores Haney, presented arms and raised the new flag in front of the building on Carter Avenue.

The flag was donated by Rep. Kevin Sinnette, who shook hands and posed for pictures with the ROTC members while the new flag waved in the breeze.

“We want to thank Kevin Sinnette, who got the flag for us,” said Trish Hall, executive director of CAReS. “Our flag was getting old, so we asked him for a new one. He got it from the legislature. Ours was old and had been up about a year. Kevin Sinnette has been so supportive of The Neighborhood. A lot of our board was here today.”

“It (the flag) was flown over the Capitol. They fly them there for a little while and then they donate them. They (The Neighborhood) needed a new flag, and I thought this was a good time for it,” Sinnette said.

The state representative said this is not the first time he, or even his family, has made a donation to The Neighborhood.

“We’ve donated coal severance money (to The Neighborhood), and I know my mother and my sisters have donated to The Dressing Room. I think this is the best utilization of local charities under one roof ... It’s a one-stop shop,” Sinnette said.

He stressed the importance of honoring U.S. veterans each year so everyone, especially children, can see how vital they are to the nation.

“I’m glad they (The Neighborhood) made a point of acknowledging Veterans Day and flying a flag today,” Sinnette said.

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