First American Flag Raised at Trail of Heroes

Kansas City Police Department honor past heroes with new flag.

The morning of November 21st marked the grand raising of the first ever American flag to grace the Trail of Heroes by the Kansas City Police Department. This monument aims to honor all officers and other department members who died in or out of the line of duty. Around two dozen Boy Scouts helped hoist Old Glory high in the sky for all to see.

Trail of Heroes Flag

The project to bring the stars and stripes to the trail happened somewhat by chance. Master Patrol Officer Steve Busch and his son Greg were out looking for a way to improve their community when they stumbled upon the iconic Trail of Heroes. Both men knew something was missing but could not quite place exactly what. And then it hit them; there was no American flag.

Busch said his son became very enthusiast about the project and, “I guess you could say he’s proud of his daddy. Then 25 years on the department and he’s kind of leaning toward wanting to be a police officer.”

The memorial has always been an inspiring symbol for the KCPD and the community. Now the American flag solidifies that position even more. The department welcomes all public members to come and view the Trail of Heroes.

Credit: KMBZ

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