The Kiwanis Club of Trenton invites the public to attend a flag dedication ceremony and star planting at the Trenton Battle Monument on Saturday, November 6, 2021 beginning at 10 a.m.

This year, Kiwanis is pleased to partner with the V.A.S.T. Center, Inc. and its “Keep Trenton a Star” program to help plant floral stars along the D&R Canal which symbolize the original colonies and form the beginnings of an interpretive history walk along the Canal. The planting will take place immediately following the flag dedication ceremony.

VAST Center, Inc. is a non-profit addressing chronic education and community development needs, utilizing historic and natural resources. The organization has created historic landscaped stars along D&R Canal State Park known as a “Commemoration of USA Star Adoption.” Since 2017, VAST’s “Keep Trenton a Star” program has used hot and cold-tolerant flowers that are transplanted the Saturday before every Veterans’ Day and Flag Day to create the stars on the area of the canal park adjacent to the Trenton Battle Monument.

The program continues the Kiwanis commitment to help maintain the Battle Monument, site of Washington’s pivotal victory over the British in December 1776. The giant U.S. flag which flies next to the Monument is periodically replaced by Trenton Kiwanis. Club members also gather several times a year to clean the surrounding park.

The ceremony will feature a performance by the Catholic Community Choir, as well as participation by local Boy Scouts, clergy, and civic leaders. The program and planting are free and the public is encouraged to attend.