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Written by Dave Fairweather   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:57

When was the last time you displayed the American flag? The Exchange Club of the Quad Cities honored six recipients of the Proudly We Hail Award at a recognition dinner at The Windmill Restaurant in East Moline on November 1. These awards are given to selected individuals and businesses for their efforts and patriotism in displaying our nation’s flag.

This year’s individual recipients are: Dennis and Mary Gottwalt, Hampton, IL; Troy and Dawn Halverson, Moline, IL; Larry and Jane Hipple, East Moline, IL; Kim and Jean Pauley, East Moline, IL; and Simon Sierra and Carol Near, East Moline IL. Miltos Diakogeorgiou and Jose Zepeda, owners of The Windmill Restaurant in East Moline, IL accepted the business award for 2012.

If you would like to be considered for the 2013 Proudly We Hail Awards or would like to suggest a neighbor or friend, please call 797-5705.

The honorees received a special plaque to commemorate the occasion.

Quote from Exchange Club of the Quad Cities President Bob Dixon The work and time these citizens freely give to maintain their flags symbolizes their commitment to America and shows a deep respect for the flag and honors all Americans.


The National Exchange Club, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Exchange has over 21,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

The Exchange Club mission is to work together to make our communities better places to live through child abuse prevention, community service, service to youth, and promotion of Americanism.

The Exchange Club of Quad Cities is a local chapter of the national organization. The club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Windmill Restaurant in East Moline, Illinois. Social time begins at 6:00 PM with dinner following at 6:30 PM. Guests are always welcome to attend any meeting. For membership information, call Bob Dixon at 797-5705.

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Exchange Proudly We Hail 2012
Back row: Jose Zepeda and Miltos Diakogeorgiou.  Front row: Jane and Larry Hipple

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