Monthly Archives: April 2023

Honor a Veteran or Active Service Member in the Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags

Citizens for Milford and the Salvation Army are pleased to announce the new Field of Flags program for this year:

  • Each 3’ x 5’ American flag will stand tall on a 10’ staff in Draper Park on three patriotic holidays:
    Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day.
  • Each sponsored flag will include a yellow remembrance ribbon and an attached card naming the person being honored, military branch, years of service, and sponsor’s name.
  • (Optional) You may send us a small photo of the flag honoree. We will be happy to laminate the photo and include it with the card that names the person being honored.
  • The donation to sponsor a flag in 2023 is $40.
    Your donation is tax‑deductible as allowed by law.
  • The Sponsorship Year begins in May with Memorial Day. You may sponsor a flag at any point in the Sponsorship Year for a $40 tax-deductible donation.
  • The $40 donation amount does not change based on when you sponsor a flag. For example, the donation is $40 even if you choose to sponsor a flag at the end of the Sponsorship Year just for Veterans Day.
  • No matter when you send your donation, you will receive a form in April inviting you to renew for another year.

Download the 2023 Field of Flags Sponsorship form here.

Please print page 2, fill it in, and return as directed along with a check made out to The Salvation Army.

Note that in 2022 there were 210 flags – near capacity so we encourage you to make your returns promptly! May 9 is the deadline to participate.

QUESTIONS? Email us at

Join Us for Eighth Annual Beautification Day

All Milford Residents and Groups Invited to Help Clean Our Community on Saturday,  April 22. Free Lunch to be Cooked for All Volunteers by Milford Lions Club!

Citizens for Milford is organizing the Eighth Annual Milford Beautification Day,  Milford’s annual clean-up event, which enables area residents, organizations, and businesses to work together to beautify our community by picking up trash around town. Milford Beautification Day will be held Saturday, April 22nd (rain or shine) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All interested citizens are invited to meet with organizers anytime between those hours in the municipal parking lot across from Sacred Heart Church (5 East Main Street) to get supplies, instructions, and assignments.

Families, community groups, churches, local businesses, and teenagers who need to perform service hours are all invited to participate. Younger children are encouraged to attend as long as they are accompanied by a supervising adult.

All volunteers are invited to return after completing their assignments to enjoy a freshly cooked hamburgers and hot dogs, courtesy of the Milford Lions Club.

 “I hope that many people, young and old, join us to clean up the streets of Milford on April 22. It is a great way to meet others from the community who take pride in their town.” – Beautification Day Chairperson Nancy Wojick

Questions regarding any of the Beautification Day efforts may be submitted by email to

Citizens for Milford is sincerely grateful to our partners Milford Federal Bank, The Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Bike Trail, The Lions Club and The Milford Highway Department who make this such a successful event.