OCEAN VIEW - The Rotary Club of Ocean City and Upper Township will hold a special Flags for Heroes ceremony Oct. 11, at 1 p.m., at the Osprey Point/Upper Township Veterans Park, 1731 Route 9, Ocean View.
According to a release, the Flags for Heroes program will include presentations by retired Maj. Gen. Craig Cosgrave, of the New Jersey Air National Guard and Marco Polo Smigliani, four-time purple heart recipient, U.Sm Marine. Other guests are also invited.
A Flags for Heroes sponsorship campaign was held this fall to recognizes heroes by flying an American Flag in their honor. A keepsake will be attached to the flag naming the hero and their Sponsor.
The Rotary Club noted that Heroes come from many walks of life, such as veterans, hospital workers, first responders, moms, dads, or anyone that has made a difference in the lives of others.
The 7-foot flags, along with the keepsake, were sponsored for $50 and will be displayed for ten days at veterans park.
Proceeds from the flag sponsorship will support the Rotary Club’s Local Youth Programs, in Ocean City and Upper Township.