This third “Flags for Heroes” project was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Southern New Castle County, in conjunction with the Middletown High School Air Force Junior ROTC program.

Travelers along Route 299 were greeted by 130 American flags in front of Middletown High School during the Memorial Day weekend. This third “Flags for Heroes” project was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Southern New Castle County, in conjunction with the Middletown High School Air Force Junior ROTC program.

Memorial Day is not only the first weekend of summer, but an event that is unique and a great opportunity for our community members to honor their personal heroes, whoever they are...a family member, a friend, a veteran, a member of the armed services, a favorite teacher, a police officer, a firefighter or any other person who has made an impact on their lives.

"Flags for Heroes" is a spectacular visual display of American flags. The 3-feet-by-5-feet flags stand 8-feet tall and are displayed so that visitors can walk among the flags and are able to reflect and honor their personal heroes.

The Southern New Castle County Rotary Club and the AFJROTC plan to continue this observance next year. The flags will also be on display for Veterans Day. This is an opportunity for us all to come together as a community to remember, to honor, and to heal.

An honor roll of all heroes and their sponsors appears in this Thursday's issue of The Middletown Transcript.