Flags for Heroes

Flags for Heroes

Honor the people who have inspired you this Veterans Day.

Heroes come in many forms. Whether military personnel, frontline and healthcare workers, or social justice activists committed to equality – we raise a flag in their honor and recognize their service and sacrifice.

About Flags for Heroes

Since 2015, this Newark Morning Rotary Flags for Heroes (FFH) project has recognized the leaders and neighbors who go above and beyond to inspire and serve others with a public display of American flags. In doing so, we acknowledge the people who make a difference in our community and those who are called to put their lives on the line for others.

Together, we can encourage our friends and neighbors to recognize heroes in our community. Join us in applauding the service of our local champions and be a part of this incredible tradition in our community. You can help by sponsoring your personal hero with a $50 donation.

Sponsor a Flag

By sponsoring a flag, you are not only recognizing the men and women you admire, but supporting the Newark Morning Rotary Club in its mission of service above self by making local community service projects throughout the year possible.

100% of the proceeds from your sponsorship benefit a variety of community organizations, scholarships, and projects such as:

  • Newark PAL (Police Athletic League)
  • Stop Soldier Suicide
  • Beds 4 Vets
  • and other first responder, veteran and hero related causes

In order to have your hero recognized this Veterans Day,
we invite you to make a donation by Friday, October 29th.


Expanded Flag Presentation at the Newark Reservoir!
Ceremony is Sunday, November 12th, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Deadline to order a flag: Sunday 10/29/2023

Nationwide, Rotary clubs organize similar Flags for Heroes projects to recognize local heroes of all forms. The Newark Morning Rotary Club is proud to be part of this tradition and to see approximately 500 American flags proudly fly at the Newark Reservoir, one of the state’s most traveled trail destinations.

The Flags for Heroes project results in a moving and memorable display and also includes a banner listing the names of all heroes being recognized. We encourage you to visit the display, take photos, and take a moment to give thanks to the heroes in your life.


Who Can Be Your Hero?

Your heroes are anyone who has made a difference in your life that you’d like to honor in this special way, including:

Active military


Police officers