Our 6th annual Flags for all Heroes 2020 has officially ended, next years Flags for Heroes will be November 2-11, 2021.
We were blessed in more than one way this past year with the beautiful fall weather for most of the week and the abundance of volunteers that helped out with marking the field, loading the flags, posting the flags, setting out the luminaries and taking the flags down. There are too many to mention and our appreciation for that can not be measured!
Despite the COVID restrictions that were in place our guest speaker and recognition ceremony looked a bit different this year. We were able to zoom in Desmond Doss Jr., the son of Desmond Doss who's real life story of being a conscientious objector in World War II is portrayed in the movie Hacksaw Ridge. We had a showing of both the zoom session and movie at MVCC Shafer Theatre on Friday, November 6th.
We still paid our tributes to all the flags that were sponsored with a small recognition ceremony on Saturday, November 7th which we live streamed on our Facebook page. In addition to the ceremony, luminaries were lit and set at the base of each flag for the evening.
The Good News Center and Sitrin's Military Rehabilitation Program thanks everyone who sponsored a flag in memory or in honor of a loved one, without your sponsorship this event would not be possible. With your support we were able to donate $20,000 to Sitrin.
God bless you all for all the hard work and dedication in making this event a beautiful sight to see along our Memorial Parkway.
God bless our soldiers, both past and present. We owe you our thanks, but more than that, we owe you our freedom.
Remember us next year...Flags for Heroes 2021 November 2-11, 2021