Flags of Honor to be held near B-52

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The New York State Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., along with the Rome Free Academy Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program, will present, “Flags of Honor” to the Rome community starting June 14. The event will be held near the B-52 bomber display at Griffiss Business and Technology Park, and will run from June 14-21.

The Flags of Honor will represent any special person — a hero that has made a difference in someone’s life. Flags may honor police officers, firefighters, first responders, active and retired military, teachers, parents, doctors, nurses and health care workers.

“Because with the effects that COVID-19 have had on all of us, you may want to honor or remember a friend or loved one who unfortunately was lost” to the virus, said Mark Jennings, Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial project coordinator.

Flag sponsorship is $35 per flag, and the sponsorship deadline is June 1. Those wishing to sponsor a flag should contact Lesley Grogan at 315-725-3294 or Della Pray at 315-491-0465. They will also provide more details about the project and give information on how to acquire sponsorship forms.

Proceeds to go to the state Vietnam Veterans Memorial Perpetual Care Endowment Fund.

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