Rotary Club of Great Bay Is Sponsoring Flags for Heroes

Jan 30, 2019
Photo by: Pat Johnson Flags for Heroes are dedicated to everyday heroes by the public and the Great Bay Rotary Club.

The Rotary Club of Great Bay is again offering its “Flags for Heroes” program in time for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The $50 tax-deductible donation buys an American flag that is flown in a field on Route 9 next to the Tuckerton municipal building. Last year Rotary flew 130 flags and is hoping to double or possibly triple this amount. The money collected goes to local charities and scholarships to a select number of Pinelands Regional High School graduates.

Each individual may sponsor a flag in the name of a loved one they deemed a hero in their life. It could be a parent, child, friend, sibling, police officer, veteran or emergency responder. Each flag has a tag with the hero’s name on it; the name is also displayed on a Rotary-sponsored sign. 

“What started out as a fundraiser actually shifted into a community event in which many people got the opportunity to pay respect and memorialize their hero in a very special way,” said Rotary President Paula Guzman Bell. “It also marked the beginning of something we had never had, which is ‘Friends of Rotary.’  This allows anyone to volunteer in any aspect of our club without having to be a member. Overall, this entire new endeavor was a success.”

To get a flag form, email rotaryclubofgreatbay2017@gamail.com —P.J.

 

 

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