Field of Flags Returning for Memorial Day

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 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.

Field of Flags Chairperson Peter Scandone says, “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.”

To sponsor a flag for the Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags project, citizens need to complete a form and mail it to the address provided on the form with a $40 check made out to the Salvation Army before May 23. The sponsorship order form can be printed from the CitizensforMilford.com website. Requests for a sponsorship form or for questions email to CitizensforMilford@gmail.com.