By Kallie Sulanke—
MUNCIE, Ind.— One thousand American flags will wave on the lawn at Minnetrista beside the White River Greenway during Flags of Honor this September.
Flags of Honor, presented by the Exchange Club of Muncie, is an annual event for families and visitors to join together once a year at Minnetrista in a united show of patriotism. The display will begin with a small collection of flags on Sunday, September 4. The complete display of 1,000 flags will be installed the following Tuesday and run through Monday, September 12.
Flags of Honor is a celebration to honor and memorialize local veterans, current service personnel, fallen heroes, and all who wish to display their pride for our country. Community members can sponsor a flag and display a ribbon with the name of a special person on that flag with a gift of $30.
The Exchange Club of Muncie hosts this event each year to further its community engagement mission by celebrating the many freedoms that have made our country prosperous. Proceeds from the event benefit charities supported by the Exchange Club of Muncie, focusing on child abuse and patriotism. This year, proceeds will benefit Prevention of Child Abuse Delaware County, Guardian Scholars Program, Delaware County Veteran Affairs Office for the Stand Down Program, and Firefly, formerly known as the Children’s Bureau.
Flags of Honor will be displayed from September 4–12 at Minnetrista. A closing ceremony will occur on Sunday, September 11, at 6 p.m. The display and closing ceremony are free and open to the public.
For more information about Flags of Honor or to purchase a ribbon sponsorship as a personal dedication to a loved one, visit https://www.minnetrista.net/events/flagsofhonor.
The Exchange Club of Muncie was founded in 1921. It is one of more than 630 local clubs throughout the United States and Puerto Rico that provide individuals with opportunities to use their time and talents to benefit their local communities and country. For more than 100 years, the Exchange Club of Muncie has worked together to make our community a better place to live through service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Programs, and the Prevention of Child Abuse.