The Milford Rotary Club has announced that it will once again sponsor Flags for Heroes, a national program to honor the nation’s heroes and heroes in the local community. Flags will be on display at Bicentennial Park in downtown Milford from May 23 to June 6. “We started this to honor the military and first responders. It has become a national project for Rotary and several other clubs in the area had the program. It was a natural project to undertake since it gets a synergistic response when you have many clubs doing it in communities throughout southern Delaware and beyond,” said Kaye Norenberg, Rotary member. “It also is a relatively easy way to raise funds to put back into the community.” Other local clubs that participate in the program are the Lewes-Rehoboth, Georgetown-Millsboro, Dover and Camden-Wyoming. Last year, Milford Rotary raised $5,750, as they placed 150 flags in the downtown park. Anyone may honor a hero by sponsoring a flag for $50. The name of the hero, selected by the sponsor, will accompany each flag. The hero can be a veteran, an active member of the military, a first responder, or anyone the sponsor considers to be a hero in his or her life. “It gives someone the means to honor their own individual hero whether that person is a member of the military, a police office, a fireman, a parent or friend,” said David Rutt, Rotary member. “The Milford Rotary Club was proud to join in the effort to give Milford residents the opportunity to say thanks in a visible and meaningful way.” Sponsorship forms can be obtained from any Milford Rotarian or by contacting Kaye Norenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the project will be used by The Milford Rotary Club for its community projects. In 2015-2016, the Milford Rotary Club sponsored four college scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000, as well as contributions to The Mispillion Art League, The Milford Food Pantry, the Milford High School Music Department, and the City of Milford Parks and Recreation. It is the goal of the Milford Rotary Club to continue to make Milford a great place to live.
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