Flags for Heroes all over Easton
From Star Democrat Reporter, Chris Polk
For an introspective Memorial Day experience, visit Flags for Heroes in town this weekend.
Thousands of flags stand as a mute testimony to those who have sacrificed their lives.
They are on display in large fields all over town, most notably at the Talbot County Community Center, Black & Decker field, and the five corners fountain at the intersection of Washington Street, Idlewild Ave and South Harrison Street.
You can walk among them, stand and enjoy their patterns unfurling in the wind, and listen to the quiet rustling that comes from hundreds of flags flying in unison.
This is the seventh year for the event, which always is held during Memorial Day weekend and is a project of the Rotary Club of Easton.
The cumulative $200,000 that has been raised during the past six years has benefitted 30 local hero-related organizations.
Flags stand 8 feet tall and could be purchased by members of the community — a way to honor their personal heroes including family members, friends, veterans, active members of the armed forces, teachers, firefighters, police officers or any other individuals who have made a positive impact on their lives.
More than 60 local businesses have supported Flags for Heroes.