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Glendale Sunrise Rotary Presents Their Annual Memorial Day Celebration The Field of Honor and Gratitude

Glendale, CA, May 08, 2018 --( Glendale Sunrise Rotary invites the community to show their support and share in the temporary display of 1,000 red, white and blue American flags at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA during the ten days leading up to Memorial Day, May 28th, 2018. The community is encouraged to dedicate a flag to honor and show their respect to fallen heroes, military veterans, police officers, firefighters, teachers, parents and mentors who have impacted their lives. And to also honor the sacrifices these heroes have made over the past 242 years to secure America’s freedom and values.

"It’s very inspiring to see 1,000 flags being flown. It’s an amazing community event to bring everyone together to honor the fallen heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we have today," said Rotarian and former Mayor of Glendale, Vartan Gharpetian.

“A Nation reveals itself not only by honoring the men and women it produces, but by the men and women it remembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice [with their lives] in defense of their country,” said retired Major General, Mark MacCarley.

Event Details:

Beginning at 9:00am, May 19th, with the help of friends, family, and volunteers from the community at large, Glendale Sunrise Rotary will assemble 1,000 American flags at Forest Lawn Memorial Park located at 1712 S. Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205.

Opening Ceremonies, Friday, May 25th, 9:00am - 10:00am with keynote speaker David Viar, President of Glendale Community College, and remarks from Zareh Sinanyan, Mayor of Glendale

Sponsors and visitors will be able to walk among the Field of Honor and Gratitude to see the dedicated flag(s) at Forest Lawn, Glendale through May 28th.

To dedicate a flag to your personal hero, donations begin at $50.00. Larger sponsorships are available with donations starting at $250 for the Blue level to $5,000.00 for the Old Glory level with various degrees of promotion on the Glendale Sunrise Rotary website and Glendale Sunrise Rotary Facebook page. All donations are tax deductible.

Dedicated flags may be taken home on Tuesday, May 29th.

For further information please visit the Glendale Sunrise Rotary website: or

Glendale Sunrise Rotary is part of Rotary International, a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
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