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Rotary Club of Hillsborough to organize ‘Flags for Heroes’ field of honor Veteran’s Day

American flags planted at Woolsey Park for the 2,977 people who lost their lives in the attacks.

The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is organizing the “Flags for Heroes” field of honor at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex for Veteran’s Day.

“Flags for Heroes” is a national movement designed to honor veterans by assembling a field of American flags bearing the names of the veteran on the flagpole.

“We had a great response last year from community members who wished to honor their family member or friend who served in the military,” said Michele Kidd, Rotary Club of Hillsborough member organizing the event. “Along with our Municipal Township partners, we assembled 100 American flags at the corner of Beekman Lane and South Branch Road. It was a very moving site for everyone who passed by.”

A dedication ceremony featuring township officials and special guests on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, will be held directly adjacent to the field of honor.

Anyone can sponsor a flag for a $50 donation, which will include the veteran’s name and short message from the sponsor attached to the flagpole. The flags will be in
position at the township Municipal Complex from November 5-19.

Those wishing to participate can find further information at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4875/Stories/flags-for-heroes-2022.

“Flags for Heroes” is a Rotary fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going to support
Hillsborough veterans and the remainder to be used to fund a variety of community
organizations and projects.

The Rotary Club of Hillsborough currently has approximately 40 active members from Hillsborough and surrounding communities. Members include business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

All funds raised by The Rotary Club of Hillsborough are used to support a wide variety of
community service organizations and projects. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough meets
every first and third Wednesday of the month, at 6:15 p.m., at The Landing Restaurant in
Hillsborough.

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