We invite all area residents to take some time to walk among the flags and take note of the many names and photographs attached to each flag pole. The flags will remain in Draper Park until Monday, June 6. We will install them again on Wednesday, June 29 in time for the Independence Day holiday.
We launched the Field of Flags back in 2016 in partnership with the Milford Corps of the Salvation Army. We also work collaboratively with Jim Asam and the Parks Department and with support from John Pilla and the Veterans Services office. In addition, many local groups, businesses, and residents volunteer to help Citizens for Milford install and take down the flags for each display. We could not execute this tribute to our veterans and service members without their assistance. In particular, we would like to recognize the employees of Milford Federal, many local veterans, and members of the Milford Veterans Advisory Council and the US Army Recruiting Station in Milford.
THANK YOU partners, volunteers, and flag sponsors for supporting this important community project. And last, but certainly not least….THANK YOU to ALL WHO SERVED and CONTINUE TO SERVE!
At its May 4th meeting the Town Meeting Study and Improvement Committee voted to cancel the May 17, 2022 Pre-Town Meeting Forum due to an insufficient number of Town Meeting Members having responded to the request for Articles to be considered.
Deadline to Sponsor a Flag for Memorial Day is May 23
Citizens for Milford and the Milford Corps of the Salvation Army are excited to announce that the initial installation of the 2022 Field of Flags in Draper Memorial Park will take place on May 25 and will remain in place until June 6. This will begin the sixth year for the project, growing from 89 flags in 2016 to nearly 200 for 2022. The remaining displays will be installed for the Fourth of July and Veterans Day.
All area citizens, organizations, and businesses are invited to sponsor a 3′ x 5′ American flag to fly on a 10′ staff in Draper Memorial Park for a $40.00 donation.
Each flag includes a yellow ribbon with an attached card naming the person being honored, the honoree’s military branch and years of service, and the sponsor’s name. Sponsors can personalize each flag by providing a photo if desired.
“Each flag honors the heroism of our many local veterans and active duty service members. Our goal is to secure enough flag renewals and new sponsorships to have 200 flags flying in the beautifully revitalized Draper Memorial Park this Memorial Day.” – Field of Flags Chairperson Peter Scandone
To sponsor a flag , complete this form and mail it to the address provided with a $40 check made out to the Salvation Army BEFORE May 23.
Questions? Email us at CitizensforMilford@gmail.com