Gander Outdoors in Flint hosted a flag raising ceremony on June 29 ahead of the July 4 holiday week. A 40×80 American flag, covering a span of 3,200 square feet, was hoisted up the 130-foot pole outside the store. Representatives from Swartz Creek’s VFW AmVets Post 3720, along with active service members, gathered in formation to salute the flag. Officers from the Flint Township Police Department were also on hand for the occasion. — B.G.