Flags of Our Heroes Honors Deceased VeteransPosted: Updated:
There's a program to honor deceased veterans and their families. It's called Flags of Our Heroes.
Jefferson County American Legion Commander Chuck Mosher and John C. Londraville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 832 President Dianne Mosher appeared on 7 News at Noon on Tuesday to talk about the program, which is in collaboration with Honor Flight Syracuse.
The Flags of Our Heroes Program is the newest initiative of Honor Flight Syracuse. It's designed to show the respect so richly deserved to our deceased veterans and their families. It provides these families with the opportunity to know that their family member was shown the highest regard and respect at their respective memorials.
In order to do this, family and/or friends of the deceased veteran would complete the single page application available through the Honor Flight Syracuse website, a 5 x 7 photo of the veteran, along with a copy of the obituary notice, if available, to the address provided on the application.
A flag of a deceased veteran has been donated for remembrance purposes and is taken with the veteran’s photo on one of Honor Flight’s tours to the memorials in Washington, D.C. The flag and veteran’s photo would be placed in front of the appropriate memorial and a photo would be taken.
Following the flight, the veteran’s service and their participation in spirit on that mission will be commemorated through a special memorial ceremony coordinated with Honor Flight. The family will receive an 8 x 10 photo and a certificate from Honor Flight Syracuse. The items taken to Washington would be returned to the family following the ceremony.
If you are interested in honoring a deceased veteran in this way, contact Chuck or Dianne Mosher, FOOH Northern New York Regional Coordinators, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 315-440-0856 (Chuck) or 315-440-0817 (Dianne).