On Monday The Eastsider reported that the City Council was scheduled to vote this coming Friday to allocate more than $2,000 to hang 30 American flags along the the Glendale-Hyperion bridge in time for Memorial Day. That would have left little time to get those flags installed on the bridge linking Atwater Village and Silver Lake. This morning, however, an Eastsider reader noticed that the U.S. banners were being hung and on the lamp posts lining both side of the span:
A private company that seems to focus on/specialize in US Flags was on the bridge this morning . I couldn’t catch the name while driving by, but “American” was part of it and had a brightly painted flag graphic on the side of the truck.
The City Council has still not voted on the issue but perhaps AAA Flag & Banner, the contractor mentioned in the council motion, wanted to get a jump start on the project. Last year, the city lacked the money to install the flags in time for Memorial Day as it had in years past.