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Cedar Rapids City Council adopts policy for flags at City-owned properties

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The Cedar Rapids City Council adopted a Display of Flags policy during their Tuesday meeting. The policy sets rules for any flags that may be flown on flagpoles at City-owned properties.

According to the policy, commemorative flags may be flown on 11 special occasions: Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Arab American Heritage Month, Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Juneteenth, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Month, and National Veterans and Military Families Month.

Any other flags may be displayed in recognition of Federal or State holidays, in accordance with local proclamations, to accompany any Cedar Rapids official action or ceremony, or in conjunction with an event in any official Cedar Rapids Sister City.

The first flag to fly under the new policy will be the Juneteenth flag. It will be raised on the City Hall flagpole on June 16th and will fly through the weekend.