Several Lions Clubs in District 29-L hold Flags For Heroes events, as reported in MyLion. Flags For Heroes is a Service project, fundraiser, and public visibility combined: Service in that we honor our personal Heroes; fundraiser from sponsorships, both individual and corporate; and our Lions Clubs are visible to the greater public. Our Heroes can be armed service veterans, teachers, parents, children, first responders, friends, individuals or groups.
In the first year, the Club must purchase flags and medallions. Those flags can be re-sponsored in next year, with new income at no extra cost. Any growth in numbers requires purchasing more flags. Typically, Clubs purchase and display banners, showing their Club name and recognizing corporate sponsors. Most Clubs fly the flags one or more times a year, for a limited number of days, so that each time is a special event.
The supplier some Lions Clubs use is “Flags For Heroes” http://flagsforheroes.net whose website provides much more detail. (Note the .net top level domain name. There are lots of website URLs with “flags for heroes”.) The flag set includes a 3 foot by 5 foot polyester US Flag, a 10 foot PVC pole, and a ground socket which can remain in the ground between flag-flying events. Separately, Honor Medallions are available to show who each flag is honoring, and who sponsored the Hero. The medallions can be a keepsake for the sponsor.
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