In a show of pride and patriotism, the Marietta Noon Lions Club will line the Putnam Street Bridge in Marietta with more than 100 American flags honoring military service members and veterans in the community.
The flags will be displayed during the weeks of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. Community members are invited to sponsor a flag in honor of their favorite veteran or service member. Sponsorships are $100, which includes all three holidays, and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/bridge-of-heroes-tickets-273821967877 beginning March 15. Due to space available on deck, only 120 sponsorships will be sold. Flags are standard size 3–5.
“The Marietta Noon Lions Club is first and foremost about service. In fact, that’s our motto: We Serve! said project president Sara Camacho. “We recognize that anything we are able to do for our community is due solely to the tremendous example, courage and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans and service members. This project is a way of inviting the community alongside our club to visibly honor these brave men and women.
sponsor a flag
∫ Sponsorships are $100, which includes Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day.
∫ They can be purchased online at tinyurl.com/4tmwfz85 starting March 15.
∫ Due to space available on deck, only 120 sponsorships will be sold.
∫ Flags are standard 3×5 size.
The project is made possible by Pioneer Pipe, who donated the materials and labor to create the brackets that will attach the flags to the bridge. American Flags & Poles helped provide flags, and financial contributions were made by the Washington County Veterans Service Commission, VFW Post 5108, Peoples Bank, Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, American Legion Post 64, and AMVETS Post 1788.
The Lions Club would also like to thank the Town of Marietta and the Williamstown Lions Club for their assistance.