Flags For Heroes

The Rotary Club of Wilmington’s 2023 Annual Flags for Heroes on the Wilmington Riverfront will line the Riverwalk from August 28th through September 25th

American flags will fly to honor all definitions of heroes in our lives. Contributions go towards our Community Service Foundation so we may continue to honor their service through our own

$25 to honor one hero

$50 to honor three heroes


Heroes Being Honored

Carrie Gray Honors: 

CPL Matthew Tardel, US Marine Corps

PFC Orville Hahn, US Marine Corps (Navy Cross & Purple Heart)

All men & women currently serving in the US Armed Forces

Julia Bettina Klein Honors:

Heinz Klein, WWII

Teachers nationwide who help prepare our children for the present & the future

Greta Thunberg, Environmental Activist

Griswold Home Care for New Castle County Honors:

All of the dedicated men & women who serve as caregivers

Jon & Jamie Hickey Honor: 

Russell M. Hickey, US Army, WWII

Ashley B. Cloud Honors:

Wesley Thomas Brown, Jr., US Army, WWII

Bruce Swayze Honors: 

William W. Swayze III, Father

Gil & Alice Smith Honor: 

All heroes 

Dori Jacobson Honors: 

Charles E. Jacobson, III, USMC Purple Heart, Vietnam

Jon C. Jacobson, US Army Gold Star, Deceased

Mark T. Jacobson, Fought JVD, Deceased

A Grateful Citizen Honors: 

The soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the cause

The Brown Siblings Honor their brother:

Curt Brown, US Army

David & Elizabeth Rhoads Honor:


Maxx & Ryan Honor their Poppop:

Wayne Patrick, Sergeant, US Marines, Vietnam

Theodore Kittila Honors: 

Allan B. Kittila, Captain, US Army, Vietnam

Don & Ethel Parsons Honor: 

Edward Budin, US Army

Ellis Budin, US Army

Donald F. Parsons, Sr., US Navy

Mike Staman Honors: 

Beverly Staman & her Community Involvement

Vernita Dorsey Honors:

SSG Sarah Johnson, US Army