Props and Pistons Festival
Flight of the Flags Ceremony
2023 will be our 2nd year performing the "Flight of the Flags" at our event. During this somber ceremony, pre-registered families will bring the burial flags from their loved ones for one last flight. The student honor guard from Green HS JROTC will load the flags into a WWII TBM Avenger (same type that George Bush was shot down in WWII), while members of the Honor Guard conduct a 21 gun salute, a flag folding demonstration, and a description of the meaning of each part of a military funeral. The aircraft will circle over the airport during a moment of silence. After landing, each flag is reunited with their family and the pilot personally presents them with a certificate.
We are hoping to fly 40 flags each day!!!
Stay tuned for details on how to sign your flag up for this emotional ceremony.
Veterans Remembrance Ceremony
Time: Sunday at TBD
National Anthem by City of Chorus while Skydivers descend with the American Flag
Bryan Bowman, SAM Center
555th Honors detachment
The SAM Center was founded in March 2015 to assist local heroes and their families. It was formed out of the belief that we can make the lives of service members, veterans and their widows better. The SAM Center collaborates with other community agencies to ensure programs are not being duplicated, while the gap in assistance is being filled.
Some of the services provided are:
The Commissary - A food pantry for our veterans who need a little help
Military Family Connection Group - Military family fellowship and support group
Quilts of Love - American themed quilts presented to our veterans and their widows
Lodging Kits - Dishes, linen and appliances to help a transitioning veteran start a household
Veteran Resource Hub - A source of information for veterans that need a little help.
Clothing Room - A new SAM Center program to help provide clothing for our Heroes.