Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World

Medford's Downtown Flags




Since 2008, flags have been flying in Downtown Medford on Patriotic holidays, thanks to the efforts of several local community organizations, including the Medford Emblem Club & The Kiwanis Club of Medford.

Flags are displayed on the following days:  Presidents Day(3rd Monday in Feb)., Memorial Day(last Monday in May), Flag Day (June 14th), Independence Day (July 4th), WTC Memorial Day (Sept. 11th), Veterans Day (Nov. 11th), Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7th).  Flags are unfurled at 7:00am and retired at 5:00pm. We pick up the flags from storage the day before display.  Equipment needed include ladders (4 at 10ft min.), at least two vehicles capable of transporting 8 ft flag poles.

The most desirable number of volunteers is 14, 4 teams of 3 and 2 drivers.  We can usually have all the flags up within 30 minutes with a full complement of volunteers.

The flags are 36-inches by 60-inches attached to eight-foot poles attached to City of Medford light poles 10 feet up (with thanks for the permission of the City Council)

Phase I of the project is in place and includes the portion of Downtown on Central Avenue from 5th Street to 9th Street and on Main Street from Bartlett to Fir Streets.

Phase II will extend the display area on Main Street from Fir to Oakdale Avenue ande on 8th Street from Oakdale to Riverside Avenue.

Phase III will complete the plan by extending the flags displayed on Central from 4th to 10th Streets, on Main Street from Hawthorne Park to Bartlett and on Riverside Avenue from 10th to 4th Streets.

The first 72 flags of Phase I were purchased and assembled thanks to the generous contributions from the Medford City Council, The Kiwanis Club of Medford, SASCO Fasteners, Oregon Fir Millwork and many individuals.

Please help the Flag Committee complete Phases II and III.  For $55, you can sponsor a flag and have it dedicated to a loved one.  The name of the honored one will be placed on the flag pole.  Donations can be sent to:

                                       FLAGS FOR DOWNTOWN MEDFORD
                                           C/O KIWANIS CLUB OF MEDFORD
                                                         P.O. Box 1494
                                                       Medford, OR 97501

If you would like to join our team of Volunteers or become a committee member, feel free to contact us at the email address below:



Please provide:     Your name

                           Email address & phone #

                           How you would like to help