Flags for Heroes

About Flags for Heroes

Flags for Heroes (FFH) is a project sponsored by the Newark Morning Rotary club to honor the heroes of community members. Over Veterans Day weekend, many area residents honor their personal hero (or heroes) by sponsoring a flag. The field of hundreds of flags creates a moving and memorable display.

Who can be my Hero?

Anyone who made a difference in your life, and that you’d like to honor in this special way. Heroes can be:

  • parent
  • veteran
  • police officer
  • mentor
  • sibling
  • active military
  • firefighter
  • friend
  • teacher
  • coach
  • paramedic
  • volunteer

Where does the money go?

Proceeds benefit a variety of community organizations and projects, including;

  • Newark Area Welfare Committee
  • Downes Homework Club
  • Stockings for Soldiers
  • Junior Achievement
  • Relay for Life
  • Shoes that Fit

2018

Over Veterans Day weekend 2018 (Thursday Nov 8 through Tuesday Nov 13), we installed and displayed 120 flags at the City of Newark Municipal Building. On Monday Nov 12, we held a ceremony. The agenda for the day:

Welcome
Mayor Polly Sierer

Presentation of the Colors
University of Delaware ROTC Color Guard

Pledge of Allegiance
Led by Laura DelPercio; Newark Morning Rotary

Invocation
Mary Konwinski

Remarks
Paul Keely; Newark Morning Rotary

Presentation of our Heroes
Read by Clinton Tymes; Newark Morning Rotary

The National Anthem
Gaetano “Vinnie” Vinciguerra

Concluding Remarks
Mayor Polly Sierer

Our 2018 Heroes

HERO NAME HERO INFO FLAG SPONSOR
Robert Tillman Dantzler WWI Veteran Robert Dantzler
Victor Moon Steven Moon
Frank A. Konwinski Mary Konwinski
Joshua Frank Smedley Mary Konwinski
C. Bernard McCartan Mary Konwinski
Mary W. McCartan Mary Konwinski
Kelly Smedley Mary Konwinski
Laura Gibson Mary Konwinski
Bertrum Wiggins Robin Broomall
Robert James Vandegrift Robin Broomall
Jean Newcomb Don Newcomb
Roy H. Brown Donna Friswell
Joseph Scanlon Bill McNabola
Thomas Frank Holt Jerry Holt
Nancy Reese Holt Jerry Holt
Mike Lochary Mike Laur
Paul Babikian Linda, Karen & Pauline Babikian
K of C Council K of C Council
David R. Dawson Fred Dawson
Daniel B. Maynard, Sr. Fred Dawson
Maj Gen Oscar Eugene Trivits Fred Dawson
Issac Francis & Verdie Marsisbanks Holt Jerry Holt
William Paul Holt, Jr. Jerry Holt
Colonel Paul E. Wise Courtyard Marriott Newark
Jay S. Danneman Springhill Suites by Marriott
Newark Police Department Mayor Polly Sierer
All Newark-area Veterans Mayor Polly Sierer
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
All the Unknown Heroes Doug Gordon
James Edwin Mauldin James & Aurelia Mauldin
Wilbert Truxon Tia Renae Truxon Bolden
Joseph Neeves WWII Veteran Rick & Anne Wenger
Naajee Tymes Clinton Tymes
Alfred Holliday Marie Holliday
Al Holliday Marie Holliday
Ray G. Dikeman Marie Holliday
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
All heroes, past & present Michael Smith
Janice Broomall Robin Broomall
Mary Lou Standarowski Robin Broomall
Robert W. Peiffer Mike & Karen Luck
Monica K. Peiffer Mike & Karen Luck
Col. Paul Wise Francis Kwansa
Dr. Michael Olsen Francis Kwansa
Charles Eugene Owens, Sr. Joan Pierson
Gregg Paul Lynam Gregg M. Lynam
John A. Wilson Gregg M. Lynam
Police; Newark & State of DE Joseph Myer
Military; Navy, Air Force, Army & National Guard Joseph Myer
Hospital Workers Joseph Myer
Gabe McCloskey Boulden Brothers
Maurice Harrison Boulden Brothers
Adam McMullen Boulden Brothers
Robert Marsh Boulden Brothers
Charlie Dike Boulden Brothers
Lawrence Massengill Boulden Brothers
Corey McMullen Boulden Brothers
Jay Hornor John Hornor
Andrew Miller John Hornor
Bob Bracken John Hornor
Kenneth Sayther Paul & Linda Sayther
Earl Sayther Paul & Linda Sayther
John M. Tomson Paul & Linda Sayther
John M. Tomson, Jr. Paul & Linda Sayther
The Tyree family Evelyn Hayes
The Woody family Evelyn Hayes
The Houser family Evelyn Hayes
2076th USAR Army “BUDDIES” Evelyn Hayes
Joanne K. L. Viviano Cindi Viviano
Bernie Greenhouse Dennis Greenhouse
Robert Donovan Dennis Greenhouse
Vincent P. Keely Paul & Eileen Keely
Richard Heeter, Sr. Paul & Eileen Keely
Brian Mehan Ron Mehan
Frank N. Broujos Sr. USMC Michael & Heather Broujos
Reese Barnum Navy Laura DelPercio
Raymond J. Schaal Navy Laura DelPercio
Jerry DelPercio Army Laura DelPercio
Roy C. Brondum US Navy Josh Martin
Nancy Miner and Family Evelyn Hayes
Ronald Fratantoni Tom Minto
Jeffrey S. Swanson USMC Eric Cannon
Wilbur Newcomb Don Newcomb
David Wallace Don Newcomb
Pat Doyle Don Newcomb
Allan Loomis Don Newcomb
Trevor Reed Lyn & Frank Henshaw
Patrick Joseph Feeney, Jr. Patricia Rutherford
Doran Sauers Trish & Nate Pettijohn
Bud Lewis 1/1/1924 – 5/14/2007 Bob Cronin
Ronald Regan Accurate Auto Service
Jack Butler Premier Auto & Tire
Charlie Hollenbaugh, Jr. Premier Auto & Tire
Melvin J. Dennis Joyce Henderson

Honor Your Personal Hero

Flags are $50 each. Please submit your information and payment via this form, or if you’d prefer to mail your payment, click here to download a printable form.

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