In 1987, The Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard, in fostering one of it’s core values of Spiritual and Patriotic Service, constructed a flagpole at the entrance to St. Bernard Parish on St. Claude Avenue. Kiwanians Henry Schlorff and Dr. Ralph Dauterive were inspired to construct the flagpole when they observed a giant flagpole standing on Veterans Blvd in Metairie. The flagpole in Metairie was built under the leadership of then Jefferson Parish Sheriff, Harry Lee. Once completed, President Ronald Regan sent a letter to the Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard recognizing them for their patriotic project.
Kevin Reichert, Kiwanis Flag, and Signpost Chairman was assisted by Lily Lozes of Cub Scout Pack 11 and Clarke Lozes of Boy Scout Pack 11 along with their father Clarke Lozes, raising the flag for the Kiwanis Club and the St. Bernard community. Seeing the scouts displaying their patriotic spirit was extremely heartwarming.