Flags for Heroes
Sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
NOTICE: 2020 Flags for Heroes Moved to July 4
Our Flags for Heroes was scheduled to be around Memorial Day. Due to the State of Emergency because of COVID-19, we are moving it. We want to fly the flags in Phase 2 of reopening Delaware or later so non-essential travel is permitted enabling people to stop and look at the flags. We are praying and planning that we will be in Phase 2 by July. If not we will continue to move them. We are confident that we will find seven days in 2020 where non-essential travel is possible and we can honor our sponsored Heroes. To our 2020 Sponsors: We appreciate your understanding and flexibility!
Who Is Your Hero?
St. Peter’s invites you to consider sponsoring a Flag around July 4, 2020 in Honor of a Hero or Heroes – past or present – who have made a positive impact on your life or on the world. This can be a veteran, military, first responder, medical personnel, teacher, mentor, family member, or friend.
Flags are 3 x 5 feet, will be mounted on a ten-foot pole, and displayed July 1 to 7, 2020, (weather permitting) on the south front section of historic St. Peter’s Cemetery on North Main Street, Smyrna; across from the George C. Wright Jr. Memorial Park.
Sponsorship is $50 per flag. Each flag will have a medallion with the name of the Honoree and the Sponsor. A list of Honorees and their Sponsors will be published in the Smyrna Extra newspaper.
If interested in sponsorship, please contact St. Peter’s Office by e-mail: [email protected] or phone 302-653-9691 with any questions. You can also print the sponsorship form, complete it, and send the bottom section with your payment to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 22 N. Union Street, Smyrna, DE 19977.
$50 sponsorship is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Proceeds will be used to pay maintenance expenses for our historic cemetery that are not covered by our current endowment earnings and to increase our cemetery perpetual care endowment to meet today’s cemetery care expenses and future expectations. Building up our cemetery perpetual care endowment will enable this historic cemetery to become financially self-supporting helping us to continue providing ongoing beauty and respect to all those entrusted into our care; each of whom was a hero in their day to those who knew and loved them.