The Milford Rotary Club is once again sponsoring Flags for Heroes, a national program to honor our nation’s heroes and heroes in the local community. Flags will be on display at Bicentennial Park in downtown Milford from May 22 to June 3. “With our busy lives, we often forget to express thanks to those that had served or continue to serve our community,” said Milford Rotary President Bob Starkey. “We started this project three years ago to honor the military and first responders. The program has expanded to honor teachers, parents and friends. The goal is to also recognize the personal heroes in our lives.”
Last year, Milford Rotary raised $6100, as they placed over 150 flags in the downtown park. Anyone may honor a hero by sponsoring a flag for $50. The name of the hero selected by the sponsor, will accompany each flag. “The Milford Rotary Club is proud to enable Milford residents the opportunity to say “thanks” in a visible and meaningful way” said Rotarian Kaye Norenberg. “I was touched by last year’s display when a family with young children stood before their hero’s flag, another flag that honored war dogs as so many more. People passing through Milford stopped to look at this beautiful display and walked through the park to look at individual placards.”
Sponsorship forms can be obtained from any Milford Rotarian, on the Milford Rotary website http://milfordrotaryclub.com or by contacting Kaye Norenberg at email@example.com. Proceeds from the project will be used by The Milford Rotary Club to support community projects. In 2016-2017, the Milford Rotary Club sponsored six college scholarships totaling $12,000, as well as contributions to the Mispillion Art League, the Milford Food Pantry, the Milford High School Music Department, and the City of Milford Parks and Recreation. It is the goal of the Milford Rotary Club to continue to make Milford a great place to live.
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