Flags For Heroes

Who are our heroes?

A hero is someone who gives of themselves, often putting their own life at great risk, for the greater good of others. The most heroic are often the most ordinary of people doing ordinary things for a greater humane purpose. 

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. We have seen many heroes come forward as the "essential" workers keeping our country going amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We will always honor our active military and veterans but especially this year we would also like to recognize our "essential" workers. The list is long and includes truckers, grocery store workers, first responders and many women and men who exposed themselves to health dangers in order to protect their fellow Americans. We are all in this fight together, and the United States Flag symbolizes our unity as a people.


Please join The Good News Center as we once again honor heroes at our Flags for all Heroes event November 2nd through the 12th on the Memorial Parkway in Utica, NY.

The Good News Center Flags for Heroes event welcomes Desmond Doss Jr. for a special talk via Zoom and the movie presentation of “Hacksaw Ridge” based on his father's life and legacy on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM at Mohawk Valley Community College's Francis A. Wilcox Hall. Presentation of the movie will begin at 7:15 PM. It is FREE and open to the public.
Desmond Doss, Jr. is the only child of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Desmond T. Doss and Dorothy (Schutte) Doss. He grew up hearing his dad's stories and could recite them verbatim. Through his dad's well-known achievements, Desmond Jr. had the privilege of meeting presidents, senators, congressmen, generals and many other Medal of Honor recipients. His father's notorious invitations took him to interesting places and unique events he would have never had the opportunity to experience. Growing up with a war hero in the house might sound exciting or glamorous, but in many respects Desmond Jr. says it was all very ordinary. "To me, he was just my Dad."
Since Desmond Doss, Sr. isn't here to speak for himself, Desmond Jr. is happy to represent and honor his dad's legacy the best he can. He hopes people pick up on his father's ability to love, accept and forgive others, even when he was despised. His values and ability to love was intrinsic in him and the power of that is incredible.

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