Flags of Honor to fly again

LOCK HAVEN — Flags of Honor will fly in Triangle Park for the Memorial Day weekend again this year.

Full-size flags on 10-foot poles will fill the park with the stars and stripes. The display of flags will start the morning of Saturday, May 25, and the flags will stand as silent sentries to patriotism until Tuesday, May 28.

Everyone interested may sponsor a flag in honor or in memory of a special someone.

Veterans and soldiers can be saluted with a flag. But so can a favorite teacher, friend, co-worker, relative, anyone who would appreciate the gesture.

Flag sponsorships are available for $35 each. Proceeds from the sponsorships will benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Each flag pole will include a placard with the name of the person honored. In addition, the names of those honored and their sponsors will be published in The Express community newspaper and in a booklet that will be available at the park.

Flags of Honor is a project of the Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven, but it is the sponsors who really make it happen. They understand how powerful it can be to honor someone in their life by including their name in the display of flags that is becoming a signature event in the downtown.

The number of flags has grown each year, and the city has graciously given permission for the park to continue to host the program.

Once the flags are unfolded and placed on their poles, and the poles are placed in the ground, the park becomes a remarkable sight. People come to stroll through the display and read the names of those honored with the flags. The park also will host one of the VFW’s solemn ceremonies for Memorial Day.

At the end of the holiday weekend, each flag will be properly folded to await the next Flags of Honor display.

To sponsor a flag or for more information, see any Downtown Rotarian or contact Sue Foust at Rotarysue52@gmail.com, 570-893-1223 or 570-660-2581.

The deadline to sponsor a flag is May 6.

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