The Rotary Club of Easton is again planning to display 1,000 American flags at various locations around the town of Easton for our ninth annual Flags for Heroes event.

Over the past eight years, due to tremendous support from our local businesses and individuals, we have been able to donate over $300,000 to hero related organizations right here in our community. This year, these organizations will need help, more than ever, as they struggle to accomplish their mission during this unprecedented time in our country’s history.

The members of Easton Rotary Club are people of action, who follow the motto of “Service above Self,” and this year the main focus of our signature event is not to raise money.

This year, we just hope that when you see these flags flying that is makes you smile and feel a sense of community. We want you to take a minute to appreciate that our country’s flag is a celebration of liberty that represents the promise of tomorrow over the hardships of today and it certainly represents faith and freedom.

These flags are also a visual reminder of what Memorial Day is all about. It is a time to remember the soldiers who died in active military service and paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Please take a moment to reflect on their sacrifices and be sure to thank a veteran.

If you are interested in learning more about how to sponsor a flag in the name of your hero, go to www.flagsforheroes.org or call 410-310-5664 for more information.

JACKIE WILSON

Co-chairman, Flags for Heroes

Rotary Club of Easton

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