An annual fundraising event to honor past and present veterans is returning to Huntington Town Hall for the fourth consecutive year.
On Monday, flags will begin flying on the front lawn of Town Hall as part of the Field of Honor.
The flags, a fundraising project of Kiwanis International nationwide and the Kiwanis Club of Huntington, are sold for $35 each and will recognize a specific individual who has served in the U.S. military.
A map will help people locate the flag they have purchased that bears their honoree’s name. Proceeds from the project will be used to send children of deployed service members for a week’s stay at Kiwanis Camp upstate.
“The Field of Honor has become an institution at Town Hall, as much a sign of Fall as leaves turning color on the trees,” Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said in a news release. “The large participation demonstrates how much Huntingtonians appreciate those who serve our country and those who have served.”
The local club is also considering a large, collective flag as an alternative for those who do not wish to buy an individual flag.
“We know that people wish to continue supporting the program, but do not have need for another flag,” Huntington Kiwanis president Chris Barth said. “In those cases, the Kiwanis is only too happy to provide a collective flag that they can be part of or find a worthy home for a flag they have purchased.”
The flags will remain on display until Dec. 8.
For more information about the Field of Honor, contact former Huntington Kiwanis president Barry Turk at 631-559-9171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.