Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Day of Remembrance

This Memorial Day the team at Flags of Valor took part in a number of events surrounding this day of remembrance.  Here is a recap of some great encounters we shared that are worth broadcasting to further define our collective mission.

In a recent post, I recounted the first exchange of a handcrafted wooden flag to the widow of a fallen warrior.  It was that profound encounter that shaped what became Flags of Valor.  The mission for FOV was captured during that first exchange and drives all that we do in Giving Back.

Rolling Thunder 2017 - Thunder Alley

Our main event took place in Washington DC - at Thunder Alley as part of Rolling Thunder 2017.  A great turnout was on hand and we made new friends including Christian, who was there to remember his father, a fallen Marine.  We had the distinct pleasure of meeting him, and last week his mother at the American Widow Project.

We seized the moment, knowing Christian's special bond with USMC, and crafted a flag for him to have.  After he received the flag, former Marines in our group were asked to sign the flag from there it was game on.

Here Christian and Rolling Thunder Founder Walt Sides find time to pause and reflect on an action packed day.

The Mission Continues

The team at Flags of Valor hold fast to the commitment to Give Back to the country and communities of patriots and veterans.  As this story of giving back unfolds we will share and share more.  Each event, each encounter, and each exchange will further the efforts to Give Back.

We invite you to join our efforts, sign-up for our newsletter and/or follow us on social media.  Stay in touch, share your story and remember to answer #wheresyourflag

Giving Back Memorial Day 2017 Rolling Thunder

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  • We want to thank you all for your service to our country.I am an Air Force veteran of 22 years.I tell people it was never about the paycheck.It was about keeping our country safe.We thank GOD that the men and women of our country still answer the call.I know you are too busy to consider this idea now,perhaps in the future.The idea is to engrave on the flag sentiments we all might share.For me it was always," For GOD and Country".I have seen others such as,“Freedom is not free”. This would perhaps personalize why we served.Just a thought.Our prayers are with you. Thank you again for protecting our country and continuing the pride in serving!

    David & Suzan Hunter on
  • FOV, Brian and everyone at the company are awesome. Its been so much fun watching you grow this past year.
    I do hope to see a FOV flag hanging in the White House and in the office of every congressman and Senator.
    Appreciate you donating the two flags for tonight’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Hope you can join us.

    Bob Nelson on
  • We received the flag and its hanging on our wall. We love it. Thanks so much and continue on!

    Margaret McHale on
  • You guys are incredible. I’m honored to support your company by purchasing your flags.

    Dave Steffens on
  • I have received my wooden flag with metal data plate some weeks ago. Everyone of my family members and friends who saw this absolutely loved it! I love it! It’s handcrafted to perfection. Thank you FOV. You made this retired MSgt. and Chief very proud to have served.

    Donna Forinash on

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