At the regular Tuesday June 12 Brentwood City Commission meeting, Mayor Jill Burgin read a proclamation declaring the month of June to be the “Hillsboro-Brentwood Exchange Club Month” in the City of Brentwood. Mayor Burgin said, “We take great pride in saluting outstanding initiatives which positively elevate the quality and standard of life for our citizens. Since 1995, club members have placed American Flags along Franklin Road in Brentwood on holidays including Presidents Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriots Day and Veterans Day. The flags are a special tribute to the nation’s military veterans and active duty service members.”
Residents may have noticed flags lining Franklin Road on Flag Day, Thursday June 14. Brentwood Boy Scouts joined members of the Hillsboro-Brentwood Exchange Club, to place flags out early on Thursday morning.
The Hillsboro-Brentwood Exchange Club is a service club founded nationally in 1911 and locally in 1954 to promote programs of Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and its national project, Child Abuse Prevention. Paul Anderson, the club’s President, said, “We have generations of volunteers who have helped place flags in the past. We are very honored and thankful that you would recognize us.”
To learn more about joining, you can contact Anderson at 615-251-9218 or by email at [email protected]