Raising the flag

FLYING the flag is more than just a tradition for Herbert McKinlay.

For the Regis Aged Care resident, it demonstrates both pride and a sense of belonging to the community.

Mr McKinlay has raised and lowered the Australian and Tasmanian flags on the Eastern Shore almost every day for more than four years.

“I started doing it when I was in the army and the tradition just carried on from there,” Mr McKinlay said.

“It means a lot to me and it represents the respect I have for the nation.”

Liberal Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma recently provided a new Tasmanian flag to the Regis community.

“Our flag was officially adopted in 1876 and has seen little change since,” Ms Petrusma said.

“It is great to see our national and state flags flying together at Regis.

“I was very pleased to present Herb and the other residents and staff a new Tasmanian flag to keep this tradition strong.”

Caption: FLYING the flag is more than just a tradition for Herbert McKinlay.

For the Regis Aged Care resident, it demonstrates both pride and a sense of belonging to the community.

Mr McKinlay has raised and lowered the Australian and Tasmanian flags on the Eastern Shore almost every day for more than four years.

“I started doing it when I was in the army and the tradition just carried on from there,” Mr McKinlay said.

“It means a lot to me and it represents the respect I have for the nation.”

Liberal Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma recently provided a new Tasmanian flag to the Regis community.

“Our flag was officially adopted in 1876 and has seen little change since,” Ms Petrusma said.

“It is great to see our national and state flags flying together at Regis.

“I was very pleased to present Herb and the other residents and staff a new Tasmanian flag to keep this tradition strong.”

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