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Louisville ceremony featuring flags to honor vets

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OUR READERS WRITE

By The Staff

Twenty-thousand U.S. flags will fly in downtown Louisville this weekend as hundreds of Kentuckiana citizens place the flags at Jefferson Square to honor America’s fallen veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel.

The Flags4Vets Organization, the administrator of the event, along with spokesperson and Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry, began placing 20,000 flags on the square, one-by-one Thursday morning.

During the 50-hour flag-in at 6th and Jefferson, the names of each of the 20,000 fallen first responders from across the USA will be read out loud as the Flags4Vets Freedom Bell is rung in their memory.

Volunteers are needed to help place flags.

The closing ceremony Saturday at 10 a.m. is open to the public.

The event will be attended by numerous representatives of

local and visiting

law enforcement, firefighting, military, veteran, and EMS organizations.

Henry, the keynote speaker for the ceremony, is a relentless advocate regarding issues of concern to U.S.

veterans.

Volunteers are

needed to carry over 1,000 flags in a Parade

of Colors.

This family-oriented event will provide children and adults alike the opportunity to let first responders know that we appreciate the sacrifice made by them and their families.

For more information about Flags4Vets, visit www.Flags4Vets.com.

Fred Moore

Director

Flags4Vets

La Grange, Ky.