Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative employees and board members held a small ceremony to raise the American flag in honor of our country and its veterans. The flag is an addition to the cooperative’s headquarters on East Highway 12 in Milbank
Steph Trevett, billing clerk for WVEC, has a son who serves in the Army National Guard. She suggested placing an American flag at the headquarters as a way of extending thanks to the members of the co-op family and the community who have served and sacrificed in the armed forces to secure our country’s freedoms.
With support from the board of directors, management staff, and other employees, WVEC employees constructed the base and installed electrical wiring last fall. A pole was purchased locally and installed near the granite sign in front of the headquarters. Lights were added to illuminate the flag at night.
Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative was founded on the principle of people serving people. They said they are proud to display the American flag and privileged to live in a country and community which adheres to that principle.