Flag display honors local ‘heroes’

West Milford. Rotary Club members set up a field of flags at Bubbling Springs Park over the weekend to start its “Flags for Heroes” display.

06 Nov 2019 | 03:03

Members of the town’s Rotary Club spent part of the weekend putting up flags at Bubbling Springs Park to kick off its first “Flags for Heroes” display.

Around 60 flags were erected on the site during the weekend to begin the month-long display, club members said.

The program is part of a national effort by the Rotary to honor those people in the community that have served as heroes to others.

Recipients can be current, or former, members of the military, first responders, or anyone that has acted as a hero to someone.

Individuals and businesses can purchase the flags, according to the club.

The donation for flying the 10-foot flag with the medallion is $50 and will go to help fund the club’s activities to help local people in need.

The medallion on each flag contains the name and accomplishments of the honoree as well as the name of the donor.

Flags can be purchased at any time during the display, which runs through the end of November.

The club has another 100 ready to be sold, and will order more if needed, members said.

Following the three-week display, the flags will be taken down and used again next year.

The medallions will be given to the donors as a sign of appreciation from the club.

Those who would like to purchase a flag for the display can contact Kenneth Quazza at (973) 303-5337.