Flags for Heroes 2022, November 2-13, 2022
A beautiful vista of red, white and blue will appear on Utica’s Memorial Parkway as The Good News Center hosts its 8th annual Flags for Heroes display of 1,000 United States Flags. The days leading up to and surrounding Veterans Day are the perfect time to remember and honor the men and women who have by their dedication become heroes in our lives.
Our unity as a people is expressed by the U.S. flag, which symbolizes our shared history, values and aspirations. As we have come together to overcome a pandemic that has ravaged the entire world, we have gained increased appreciation for heroes who have placed themselves in harm’s way to protect and serve us all.
Proceeds will benefit Sitrin’s Military Rehabilitation Program which treats Post 9/11 Veterans. The Military Rehab Program has both traditional and alternative treatment options. Please view the video on this page to see more about the Military Rehabilitation Program at Sitrin.
Flags for Heroes Healing Field® display is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. You can show your support and gratitude by sponsoring a flag or making a donation.
God bless our soldiers and first responders, both past and present. We owe you our thanks, but more than that, we owe you our freedom.
Sponsor your flag for only $35
This year we will be commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Memorial and the 50th anniversary of troops leaving South Vietnam. We will be having a special recognition of Vietnam veterans at our Flag ceremony on Saturday, November 5th at 3:30 PM at The Parkway Center.
In conjunction with the ceremony we are asking if everyone can bring a non-perishable food item for Feed Our Vets.
Our guest speaker this year will be Lt. Col. Michael Geer US Air Force. After the ceremony there will be a procession to the Healing Field of flags with a candlelit blessing of the field, a 21 gun salute and the playing of taps.