1000 Flags Over Mesquite Celebrates Tenth Year

1000 flags adorn the west field at the Mesquite Recreation Center located at 100 West Old Mill Road.  It took approximately 40 volunteers from the community three hours to set up the impressive display. Photo by Nick Montoya.

1000 flags adorn the west field at the Mesquite Recreation Center located at 100 West Old Mill Road. It took approximately 40 volunteers from the community three hours to set up the impressive display. Photo by Nick Montoya.

Flags can be purchased for $35 to honor or memorialize a friend, family member or any all veterans.  The flags can either be taken home or donated at the end of the week long display which runs through Nov. 15. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.

Flags can be purchased for $35 to honor or memorialize a friend, family member or any all veterans. The flags can either be taken home or donated at the end of the week long display which runs through Nov. 15. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.

Volunteers haul the large flag up the side of the Mesquite Recreation Center.  The flag will continue to adorn the wall for the entire week as part of the 1000 Flags over Mesquite. Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Mesquite, 1000 Flags are flying for the tenth year in Mesquite honoring veterans past and present. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.

Volunteers haul the large flag up the side of the Mesquite Recreation Center. The flag will continue to adorn the wall for the entire week as part of the 1000 Flags over Mesquite. Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Mesquite, 1000 Flags are flying for the tenth year in Mesquite honoring veterans past and present. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.

The Exchange Club is flying an impressive 1000 Flags over the Mesquite Recreation Center field for the tenth year to honor all veterans both past and present. It took approximately 40 volunteers three hours to put up the flags which will stay on display until Nov. 15.

1000 Flags over Mesquite is one of the Exchange Club’s yearly fundraising events which help to sponsor local veteran’s programs.  Donations collected from 1000 Flags over Mesquite specifically provide the postage to send packages to veterans overseas for the Any Soldier Project.

The public is welcome to purchase a flag to honor a special Vet, family member or friend at a cost of $35.  You can take the flag home after the closing ceremony on Nov. 15 or donate it back to the Exchange Club.

Volunteers from the community will be there 24/7 to watch over the flags and they also have a vendor’s booth available to purchase additional items.  A percentage of the proceeds from sold items also benefit the Any Soldier Project.  Visitors are welcome and encouraged to walk the field day or night until the closing ceremony begins on Sunday Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.

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