Donation keeps Farmington flag tradition flying high

Beautification Committee flag donation
Larry Kilner, right, of the Farmington Beautification Committee, accepts a flag donation from Michael Soviak of Revolution Flag Group. (contributed photo)

For the past four years, the Farmington Beautification Committee has paid tribute to American veterans by hanging flags on Grand River and Farmington Roads, and this year will be no exception, thanks to Revolution Flag Group.

Due to budget restrictions, the committee was faced with either cutting back on events that it sponsored or reducing the number of flags. Thanks to a mother/son team, Constance and Michael Soviak, the tradition continues.

The organization was founded after Michael, then 16, he noticed a friend’s business flying a tattered flag. Revolution Flag Group now services both commercial and residential clients. As a way of giving back to the community, the company gives flags to deserving communities around Michigan.

Each year, members of the Farmington Beautification Committee inspect and clean the flags for display. In a press release, committee chairperson Larry Kilner expressed gratitude for the “most generous donation.”

“This is a very busy time of the year for the committee, with the planting of all the islands, hanging of the flags, Sunflower Explosion contest and participating at the Farmers Market,” he added.