Flags for Heroes

Goshen. All in the community are welcome to recognize a hero by sponsoring an American flag for $50; last year the Rotary Club’s Flags for Heroes featured 200 U.S. flags.

| 04 Oct 2021 | 01:24

The Goshen Village Board granted approval for the Rotary Club of Goshen to use the area around the Everett Memorial in Village Park for a fund raiser.

This will be the second year, following a successful 2020 event, for the Rotary’s Flags for Heroes display of 200 U.S. flags.

“Flags for Heroes is an opportunity for the Goshen community to honor personal heroes,” said Rotary president Rob McLean in a letter to the Village Board. “They can be members of the police, fire or military, or parent, child, coach, teacher mentor, community leader or anyone that has been a hero in their lives.”

All in the community are welcome to recognize a hero by sponsoring a flag for $50. Include the name of the hero, title (like parent, teacher, firefighter, veteran) and what he or she means to you along with the check.

Rotary Club members will handle all the details:

· Purchasing the flags (10-feet high).

· Installing the flags (using a 12-inch ground socket; flags will be six inches apart).

· Providing illumination at night.

The impressive number of flags will be on display from Oct. 30 through Nov. 20. The presentation of Heroes will take place at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, at the monument.

“We hope to secure continuing support from the community for this event,” said McLean, adding, “The display will be even more impressive this year.”


Checks can be mailed to:

The Rotary Club of Goshen NY

PO Box 563

Goshen, N.Y. 10924

For more information or answers to questions, email ctippin15@gmail.com.