The corner of East Division Street and North Mt. Juliet Road will once again be filled with American flags for Flag Day weekend.
June 12-14, American flags attached to 8-foot poles will be installed on a grid at the corner as a moving tribute to the men and women who now serving or have served in the military branches of the United States of America.
Flag sponsors will have the option of honoring a specific former or present member of the military or a POW/MIA. Flags with such an Honoree will bear an identifying label and a yellow ribbon.
Proceeds from the event will be used by The Exchange Club of West Wilson County and American Legion Tyler Cates Post 281 to raise awareness and funds for many ongoing charitable organizations.
There are several different ways to sponsor the event. Individual sponsors are $30 for a flag kit, or $35 if you want it mailed to your home.
You can sponsor with multiple flags. Division Level sponsor is $5,000 and gets 75 flag kits. Brigade Level is $2,500 and purchases 50 flag kits. Battalion Level is $1,000 and purchases 25 flag kits. Company Level is 10 flag kits for $500. Platoon Level is five flag kits for $300. Two flag kits are the Squad Level, which is $150.
In prior years, The Exchange Club proceeds have supported Exchange Club Family Center, Wilson County Veterans Museum and Park, Mt. Juliet Fire Department, Pregnancy Care Center of TN, American Legion TN Boys State, Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, Mt. Juliet Help Center, City Beautification Program, Mt. Juliet High School and American Legion TN Girls State.
In prior years, American Legion proceeds have supported TN State Veteran’s Home, American Legion Baseball, American Legion Honor Guard, Wilson County Veterans Museum & Park, American Legion National Emergency Fund, Scholarships for Fallen Soldiers Children, American Legion TN Boys State, American Legion TN Girls State, American Legion Ladies Auxillary, Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center and Mt. Juliet Halloween in the Park.
For more information, contact Nancy Britt at (615)289-7623 or
. You can also contact Pat Unger at (615)210-6156 or
. The website is www.healingfield.org/mtjuliet15.