Festival of Flags in Ringgold

More than 1,700 flags are on display in Ringgold. Every year during the two weeks that surround Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the Catoosa County Veterans Memorial Committee and volunteers erect American flags and wooden crosses throughout the city to honor deceased veterans from Catoosa County. The bi-annual event is known as the Festival of Flags. Each cross has a veteran’s name and branch of service on it. For the current Festival of Flags, which began Nov. 4, 1,785 flags were raised. The flags will come down on Nov. 18.