The Exchange Club of Mesquite invites you to again be part of an awe-inspiring Mesquite tradition as they present the 14th annual One Thousand Flags Over Mesquite tribute to our military and our veterans.
The field of 1000 American flags will be assembled on the west field of the Mesquite Recreation Center on Sunday morning, November 10th, and will stand proudly until November 17th, 24 hours a day, rain or shine. Of course, the field is lighted at night, and volunteers from our community will maintain a watchful vigil at the field every minute of every day.
We welcome help from young and old alike in setting up the field at 9:00 AM on Sunday, November 10.
Visit the field – once or often. The sense of patriotism you will feel cannot be described; you simply have to experience it for yourself. Be sure to bring your camera, as the precision and grandeur of the display is truly memorable, day or night.
On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, at 6:00 PM, your presence is encouraged at a stirring ceremony at the field. Our Guest Speaker is USO Ambassador Bob Canfield, who has already volunteered over 6000 hours assisting our troops. The Mesquite Showgirls will be assisting our attendees in their special costumes, and our National Anthem will be performed by former USO entertainer and former Ms. Senior Mesquite Claudia Nicholas, who will be escorted by a group of former Ms. Senior Mesquite (and a former Ms. Senior Nevada) Queens.
One Thousand Flags Over Mesquite will conclude with a final inspiring ceremony on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 PM, which will include a dignified flag retirement ceremony by Mesquite Fire and Rescue. Retired USAF Lt. Col. Janet Mcdonald will perform our National Anthem and musical numbers, and a special presentation will be made to Mesquite Fire and Rescue.
After the closing ceremony you are welcome to either take the flag you sponsored home to display proudly, or donate it back to the project, to be included in next year’s One Thousand Flags Over Mesquite. In either case, keep your dedication ribbon as a reminder of your special veteran.
The Exchange Club of Mesquite is a major supporter of local veterans’ programs and services right here in the Virgin Valley, and One Thousand Flags Over Mesquite is a primary fundraiser. We invite you to sponsor a flag for $35 each, and you will be given a ribbon of remembrance to attach to your flag in honor of or in memory of an important veteran in your life. There is room on the dedication tag to add your own words of recognition. Remember, One Thousand Flags Over Mesquite honors every veteran, living or deceased.
For more information, please call 702-377-1465 or visit us on the web at https://www.healingfield.org/mesquite19/