By: Dave “Mac” McGalliard—
Muncie, IN—“Flags of Honor” occurs every September 4 until Patriot’s Day, September 11. The event is dedicated to those who live patriotic lives, both military and civilian. A special section is dedicated to those firemen and police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our community.
This year, a section of the Field of Honor displayed the twenty-seven historic American Flags marking our growth as a nation. Plaques displaying the Presidents, years of statehood, and which states added stars to our flag.
Yellow ribbons bearing the names of patriots were sold by Exchange Club to those wishing to recognize friends, family members, neighbors, and anyone whose heart is loyal to the United States. Each year the club chooses different local organizations that fall into one of the programs of service: Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. The October 17 banquet celebrated awarding three local causes: The Childrens Clothing Center of Delaware County, Amvets Post 12, and Prevention of Child Abuse Delaware County. During the October banquet, each group received $4000 to help them in their causes.
Exchange Club meets Thursday from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m at the Knights of Columbus.
A delicious meal and an interesting speaker are a part of the weekly meetings. Those interested in helping promote our causes are welcome to join us for a meal and see what we do to help our community improve.