BROOKVILLE — Thousands of American flags were on display in Brookville for Veterans Day thanks to a joint effort between the Brookville Optimist Club and the All American Store located at 220 Market St.
The ‘Honoring America Flag Project’ started in 2020 as a charitable program for the benefit of the Brookville community.
As of November 1, more than 500 flag sets have been purchased within the Brookville community.
“This particular project makes me especially proud to live in Brookville!” said Judy Peck in a Facebook post.
Alice Phillips stated in another Facebook post, “It’s wonderful to see the large number of flags that your project provides. Thank you!”
Residents and businesses alike can participate in the project. For a $40 annual subscription per flag, the Brookville Optimist Club installs a sleeve in a participating resident’s yard or business property.
Prior to Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, 9/11 and Veterans Day the Optimist Club will place a flag in the sleeve in front of a home or business. After the holiday Optimist Club members return to remove the flag, properly clean and store it safely and respectfully until the next holiday.
Installation of the flags started on November 7 in preparation for Veterans Day.
All of the flags measure three feet by five feet, are American made and purchased from the All American Store.
The annual subscription fee provides funding for more than 16 community projects benefitting youth in the Brookville community ranging from the Pumpkin Walk to Breakfast with Santa.
Local community supporters of the project include Boy Scout Troop 47 and Brookville AMVETS.
For more information on how to enroll in the Honoring America Flag Program contact Roger Hoover of the Brookville Optimist Club at (937) 260-0351.
If you would like additional information regarding the benefits of this program contact Mike Petro of the All American Store at (937) 770-1255.
Reach Ron Nunnari by email: [email protected]