Eagan church to fly special American flag
A special American flag will be flown from the flagpole on St. John Neumann Catholic Church’s property, 4030 Pilot Knob Rd., Eagan, for 14 days starting Memorial Day, May 28, and ending on Flag Day, June 14.
The flag, which will be visible along Pilot Knob Road, was flown in an F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft on a mission over Afghanistan on April 9, 2010, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The flag was presented to St. John Neumann by parishioner John Mazzitello and his squadron upon their return from Afghanistan in late 2010 in gratitude for the support that was given to him and his squadron during their deployment by parishioners.
Lt. Col. Mazzitello serves in the Minnesota Air National Guard, 148th Civil Engineering Squadron, based in Duluth.