Addison residents and businesses invited to participate in Addison Trail Veteran Service Organization’s 2024 Flags for Addison project

The Addison Trail Veteran Service Organization (ATVSO) is gearing up for its 2024 Flags for Addison project, and all residents and businesses are invited to participate.

Through the fundraiser, community members can make a $50 donation to have a flag placed in the yard of their business or home. Flags are placed from sunup to sundown on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Sept. 11 and Veterans Day. Proceeds benefit the groups that help deliver the flags and also help fund a scholarship to send Addison Trail students to Washington, D.C., for educational programming.

“It’s a way to show respect and appreciation for the service of our veterans,” said Addison Trail juniors Ava Ferri, Natalia Loncar and Nathaniel Elakkatt, who are members of the ATVSO. “It also is an opportunity for us as students to be active in the community and give back.”

To sign up for the Flags of Addison program, go to The deadline to register is April 30. For questions or more information, contact Addison Trail social studies teacher and ATVSO adviser LeVonne Cescolini-Boyer at or 630-628-3347.

The group helps with other initiatives and charity work as well, including assisting the Addison VFW Post 7446, being part of the Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab program, collecting food and hygiene items for active members of the military, and helping with Addison Trail’s annual Veterans Day Luncheon.