The West Milford Rotary Club will sponsor its first “Flags for Heroes” display at Bubbling Springs Park from Nov. 2-24.
Club member Kenneth Quazza said it is the first time the town’s club is participating in the national effort to recognize individuals in the community.
Clubs in the area, including Warwick and Clifton, have taken part in the program, he said.
“We hope to make this a regular thing,” Quazza said.
According to Quazza, both individuals and businesses will have the opportunity to fly an American Flag in the honor of a hero, and have a personalized medallion made to commemorate that hero.
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 contains the name and accomplishments of the honoree as well as the name of the donor, Quazza said.
Flags can be purchased at any time during the display, and the club already has 50 to start the display with, he said.
The club has another 100 ready to be sold, and will order more if needed, Quazza 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.
According to the club, flags can be purchased for someone who has, or is currently serving our country, first responders, or anyone that has acted as a “hero” to someone.
Those who would like to purchase a flag for the display can contact Quazza at (973) 303-5337.