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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  • I have received my Flag and it is just beautiful. I gave it to my son for his Birthday and he was quite taken with it. My Husband was in the Navy for 5 years but has passed away and we appreciate everything are Veterans do for us. You all do beautiful work, I am sure this Flag will be in our family for many years to come,
    Thank you!

    Jeanne MacAllister on

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