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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Armed Services YMCA Field of Heroes 2014 July 25 -27

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  • The “Field of Heroes” is an opportunity for us all to honor those that we consider our HEROES. Your hero may be a service member currently serving our country, a veteran, a firefighter, police officer, EMT, or maybe it’s your grandfather. We all have heroes in our lives.
    The Armed Services YMCA will be presenting a field of flags, arranged in the style of Arlington National Cemetery, and each flag will be available for sponsorship to allow you to recognize a specific hero in your life. 3 x 5 flags will be on poles and arranged in precision rows in the field in the Waynesville City Park (by the old middle school) on July 25th -27th, 2014, around Old Settlers Day. All proceeds will go to support programs for the families of our service members stationed right here in Missouri.
    Participants will have the opportunity to sponsor a 3’x5’ flag for $50.00 or a 15” boot flag for $25.00. On each flag or boot flag will be the name, branch of service and date of service of the honoree. A commemorative card listing the date of the event as well as the honoree’s information will be provided to each person that sponsors a 3x5 flag or boot flag.
    On the day of the event, the public will be allowed to walk through the Field of Heroes and spend some time amongst the reverence being paid to these heroes. Photos will be permitted. All proper flag etiquette will be rendered, including having the field properly lit at night. We will have opening ceremonies, guest speakers, and proper flag retirement services will be offered at designated times.
    Our goal is to have 300 3x5 flags and 200 boot flags on this field representing 500 heroes at this event.
    Corporate or individual sponsorships are offered at the $500/$1000/$2500 level. Each sponsor’s name will be listed on a banner displayed the entire weekend. Guardian Sponsors ($2500 level) will also receive a commemorative flag in display case. Plaque to read” Flown at Field of Heroes July 25-27, 2014”.
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