What is the McLean and Tysons Corner Rotary Clubs ‘Flags for Heroes’ Program?
Annually, on three commemorative occasions, The Mclean and Tysons Corner Virginia Rotary CLubs Flags for Heroes program honors, with American Flags, the people who have protected us, shaped us, inspired us, and, who often paid the ultimate price.
The flags are displayed on each occasion in highly trafficked areas in the Tysons and Mclean Communities.
When are the scheduled 2021 dates of FFH celebrations?
Memorial Day Week – May 21-31, 2021
Independence Day Week – June 27-July 5, 2021
Veterans Day Week – Nov 6-13, 2021
Where are the current locations for the flag displays?
Displays may be viewed at the following locations:
- American Legion Post 270 – 1355 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, Virginia
- Sharon Masonic Lodge – 999 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, Virginia
- Garfield Memorial Christian Church – 1731 Great Falls Street, McLean, Virginia
Individuals can sponsor a flag or multiple flags with a medallion honoring their “hero”. Each medallion has the hero’s name inscribed on the reverse side of the medallion.
Corporate sponsors are recognized with large banners displayed in front of the Flags. All sponsors will have individual medallions attached to the number of flags. Individual sponsors and corporate sponsors will have individual medallions attached to a flag. The number of medallions and flags in commensurate with levels of sponsorship.
The Flags for Heroes Program has community involvement to include the Scouts and others who erect flags at the locations. The Scouts receive credit for their merit badges and community service in addition to showing their patriotism in helping with the FFH Program.
Where Do The Sponsorship Funds Go?
The funds raised by Rotary clubs through FFH are used to support local charitable activities to include: fighting homelessness, and installing blessing boxes which support the undeserved during the pandemic. All fundraising is conducted by volunteers. There are NO paid fundraising activities.
Community & In-Kind Sponsorships
Organizations that provide outreach to the community, recruit sponsors, or provide goods and services for the Flags for Heroes program may be listed on banners and receive recognition as community sponsors.