Village of Canton to once again fly Pride flag over municipal building
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 6:01 pm

North Country This Week

CANTON -- The Village of Canton will once again fly the rainbow-colored LGBTQ Pride flag on the flag pole in front of the municipal building on Main Street, to commemorate Pride Day in June.

"I think everyone knows how proud we all were last year to fly the pride flag over the municipal building on PRIDE day in June," said Village Trustee Carol Pynchon at the village board meeting May 18. "And now our flag… the flag that flew over our municipal building is now in the New York State Museum."

"I think that should absolutely be a tradition for us, and I propose that we fly the pride flag over the municipal building for the whole month of June, all of Pride month," Pynchon said. "I think at this time in our world, in our humanity, its a better time than ever its a more important time than ever to celebrate all people. And I think its a beautiful way to do that.

Pynchon said since the flag flown last year is no longer available she would be willing to purchase a new flag with her own money that would be able to fly for a month in North Country spring weather.

"I don't think there is going to be any opposition to that," said Canton Village Mayor Michael Dalton.

"Not only no opposition, but gratitude and heartfelt enthusiasm for the idea Carol," said Village Trustee Anna Sorensen. "I totally agree that now is an important time to be demonstrating our commitment to inclusivity and our celebration of diverse people and identity."

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