Town of Erin raises Pride flag for first time

ERIN – In recognition of Erin’s LGBTQ2+ community and to mark national Pride Month, the Town of Erin has raised the Pride Flag over Fire Station 10 in Erin and Fire Station 50 in Hillsburgh.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Erin was unable to host a flag raising ceremony.

“As we continue to raise the flag every June, from here on out, the town is excited to include the community by hosting an official flag raising ceremony,” states a town press release.

“We embrace all members of our community, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, and I am proud to see the Pride flag raised for the first time in Erin,” Mayor Allan Alls stated in the press release.

“Raising the flag is just one small step in showing our commitment to being an inclusive community and we look forward to continuing this new tradition for years to come.”

The flag will be raised from June 15 to 22.

The Town of Erin is flying rainbow flags at its fire halls in Erin and Hillsburgh to mark Pride Month. Submitted photo