CARMEL, N.Y. -- Due to overwhelming popularity and support, the flags lining Lake Gleneida in Carmel, known as the Row of Honor, will continue to fly until July 4th this year instead of Flag Day, on June 14.
The row includes 240 flags to represent the 240 years since the United States was established.
“The Row of Honor is a beautiful way to show gratitude to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety and freedom,” says Putnam County Executive, MaryEllen Odell, “This biannual tradition means so much to both veterans who have risked their lives for their country, and the families who have lost their loved ones.”
A flag can be sponsored for $100 dollars in the name of a loved one lost in the service of our country. All proceeds are given directly to VET2VET, a program that helps veterans suffering from PTSD, depression, and other difficulties, reintegrate into society.
Flags can be ordered at (845) 808-1620 or at http://www.putnamcountyny.com/roh/ . Checks are payable to: Joint Veterans Council c/o PC Veterans Affairs Donald B. Smith Government Campus 110 Old Route 6 Bldg. 3 Carmel, NY 10512
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