SOMERS POINT – For the fifth consecutive year, the team at Shore Medical Center will honor veterans by planting more than 1,200 flags in its park along Bay Avenue and is inviting the community to be a part of this tribute. Community members can submit the name and military branch of family or friends who have served in the military, and these veterans will be honored with a flag.
“While we cannot safely gather in person for a ceremony this year, we will proudly show our support for our veterans with a powerful flag display,” Chief Information Officer Fred Banner said. “This is an opportunity for the community to symbolically come together to thank and honor those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom.”
Members of the Shore Medical Center team will label each flag and plant them. There is no limit to the number of names that can be submitted as Shore strives to honor everyone who has fought for American freedoms. Additional flags will be planted in honor of all veterans.
Those interested in recognizing a veteran should send their full name, the full name of the veteran (s) they’d like to honor, and their branch(es) of the military to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 6.