BROOKINGS – Mary De Leeuw of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Lyle Bowes with the DAR American Flag Award for the month of August 2021.
Bowes has erected a 45-foot flag pole on 22nd Avenue at Bowes Construction Company with two life-size statues. One is a Marine in full dress uniform for Bowes’ son, who was in the Marines, and for his grandson, who is now serving our country in the Marines.
The other statue represents the combat service that Bowes did in the Army.
The Medary Chapter of the DAR in Brookings is celebrating its 100-year anniversary during 2021 by honoring persons in the community for promoting patriotism. Bowes says that the display is not finished yet as he is planning to add a large rock with the Pledge of Allegiance on it.