Community event celebrates local heroes, raises funds for charitable programs
From November 11-12, 2022, the Rotary Club of Tampa, in partnership with Hillsborough County Government, the City of Tampa, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and other private and not-for-profit organizations, will once again fill Hillsborough Veterans Memorial Park with a field of flags in patriotic celebration of our community’s heroes. Each flag will be dedicated to a personal hero nominated by a sponsor. These heroes include teachers, first responders, family members, veterans, community leaders and more.
Individuals are encouraged to sponsor a flag for their personal heroes. For $100, a 6-foot flag is planted in each hero’s honor, and the sponsor receives a commemorative tag as well.
Opening ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, will feature an honor guard, guest speakers, musical entertainment, honored veterans, and local officials. The names of our heroes will be presented as part of a reverent program preceding the Hillsborough County Veterans Day festivities. The exhibit will remain on view to the public from November 11 through November 12.
Proceeds raised from sponsorships and flag honorees will benefit local causes that serve children and families in need in the Tampa area, part of the annual community support the Rotary Club of Tampa Foundation provides. Last year’s event raised over $32,000, and this year is anticipated to be even more successful. Sponsorships from local businesses are welcomed.
Learn more about the event, how to participate, and see the 2021 honorees at the event website:
What: 3nd Annual Flags for Hillsborough’s Heroes Opening Ceremonies
When: 9:00 a.m., Friday, November 11th, 2022
Where: Veterans Memorial Park 3602 US-301 Tampa 33619
Media Contacts & Event Co-chairs:
Kevin Beckner Jonathan Moore
(813) 523-1453 (813) 784-3146
About the Rotary Club of Tampa:
The Rotary Club of Tampa was chartered in 1914 as the second Rotary Club in Florida. With 130 members across a broad demographic & professional spectrum, the Club is active in civic and philanthropic leadership. Since 2014, the Rotary Club of Tampa Foundation has invested over $650,000 and thousands of volunteer hours in programs that benefit children and families in the Bay area. Learn more at: www.rotarycluboftampa.org