South Jacksonville, September 11th, 2021 — The South Jacksonville American Flag Project is complete! On Saturday the 11th, Village President Mike Broaddus alongside Superintendent John Green, Police Chief Eric Hansell, and Fire Chief Rich Evans Jr., among other members of the South Jacksonville Fire Department, helped to raise our American Flag for the first time. Dozens from the community attended the event. Following the inaugural flag-raising, Village Water Clerk Jackie Kennedy sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” followed by Laura Benz singing “God Bless America”. To conclude, Village President Mike Broaddus then asked for a moment of silence to remember the events of September 11th, 2001. In the coming weeks, lights will be installed around the flag pole to help keep our flag illuminated during the night.