On Monday afternoon Daviess County Public Schools will receive American flags flown at Al Asad Airbase in western Iraq. The schools will receive the flags during a special ceremony at the Gold Star Family Memorial in downtown Owensboro.
The flags are being given to the schools for participating in Kentucky's adopt-a-soldier care package program. The Kentucky National Guard received nearly 1,000 care packages from the school district during their recent deployment to Iraq. The ceremony is happening Monday at noon. It was originally scheduled for Spring when the guard returned but COVID-19 concerns pushed the event back.