Heroes – they are everywhere this season: family, friends, parents, teachers, co-workers, supermarket employees, cops, firefighters, EMTs, nurses, doctors, hospital employees, veterans and babysitters.
The Warwick Valley Rotary Club is again this year honoring heroes with its Flag for Heroes program from Sun., Aug. 23 to Sun., Sept. 20. Chateau Hathorn will generously display a field of Heroes’ Flags at the corner of County Rte. 1 and Rte. 94, just South of the Village of Warwick. Due to its popularity, flags will fly for four weeks this year. Prior years flags flew for three weeks. Warwick Rotary’s Flag for Heroes has a special meaning this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It will be a unique fundraiser so Rotary can help the dozens of community organizations that we support year-round,” says Warwick Valley Rotary President Edward M. Lynch. “Everyone has a hero in their life. Honor yours with an American flag.”
To honor a hero, send $50 and reserve a flag by Sat., Aug. 1. Pay online at www.warwickvalleyrotary.org. For more information, send an email to Laura.Barca@hdrinc.com.
Warwick Valley Rotarians (from left) Chris Olert, Tina Buck, President Edward Lynch & Paul Schmidt discuss the rotary’s Flags for Heroes project.