CLAYTON – The Clayton Rotary Club placed over 1,100 flags next to the Johnston Health Hospital facility on NC 42 West, Saturday morning, in honor of local “heroes” as part of the second Annual “Flags for Heroes” campaign.
Corporate and private sponsors sponsored the flags, each in the name of someone whom they considered a hero, including veterans, first responders and medical workers, among others.
The flag-placing ceremony featured moving speeches about what the flag and being an American meant.
The Rotary Club ‘s stated purpose is “to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.”
The club uses fund-raising dollars to assist others within the Johnston County community and worldwide. Local members have traveled the world at their own expense to work on life-saving and life-enhancing projects. The cost of materials for the projects comes from member’s fees and projects such as “Flags for Heroes.”
This year’s Johnston County Flags for Heroes campaign far exceeded expectations. The display will feature special events throughout the week and is open to the public.