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NOTE: During the late winter and early spring of 2012 the display was revamped; crosses were reconditioned, names were reprinted, information sign boards and banners were added. When seasonal storm conditions impacted the display, the first action plan is to remove the flags -- when severe storm conditions are pending the display may be removed.
May 2013 the Green Cove Spring Junior High School, BETA Club hosted the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall (The Wall). Great Work – hats off the students, parents and staff! Our Parade of Flags Team “mustered in” to help support their cause during the fall of 2012. Additionally, we provided classroom heritage education for Charles E. Bennett 5th graders and the event by placing flags – with the names - for all Clay County Vietnam fallen at the base of The Wall.
GIFTS and CONTRIBUTIONS APPRECIATED: Heritage Guides is a registered not for profit organization, but not tax exempt. We are not a government agency or department. We receive no Federal, State, or local tax aid.
Our long time policy remains, there is no cost to commemorate a Clay County Fallen Warrior (FW). For all other FWs, there is cost of $30.00 to commission a Cross and Flag. Additional Contributions Appreciated. New (2014) we have created a Departed Veteran (DV) program, the fee is $30.00 (that covers 3 years); it includes your name on the large sign and your MESSAGE/TRIBUTE posted on 8.5”x11” laminated sign.
Pay online TODAY: OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS APPRECIATED
Parade of Flags Supporter YOUR NAME Posted online and on location too. $20.00 >>>
Departed Veteran: Your name posted online, our large sign and YOUR TRIBUTE on an 8.5”x11” laminated sign with a 4"x6" Flag. On display at each scheduled location. Good for 3 years - renewable. $30.00
Fallen Warrior (other than Clay County*): Your name posted online, on our large sign, and a 3'x2' commissioned cross with a 2'x3' flag. On Display at all scheduled locations. Good for 3 years - renewable. $30.00
* ALL expenses for commissioning and maintaining a 3'x2' Cross with a 3'x2' Flag are 100% covered by Heritage Guides. ALL Clay County Fallen Warriors Tributes are PAID IN FULL.
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Heritage Guides is a registered not for profit organization, but not tax exempt. We are not a government agency or department. We receive no Federal, State, or local tax aid.
HONORING OUR FALLEN WARRIORS
and OUR DEPARTED MILITARY VETERANS
ANY CLAY COUNTY RESIDENT MAY NOMINATE:
The iconic static display honors all Clay County Fallen Warriors (Military Casualties) with a 3’x2’ wooden cross and 2’x3’ American flag. Recently three new aspects were created: 1.) Heritage Flags (1500s' - present) 2.) Traveling Display 3.) Honoring Departed Veterans (Non-Casualties) with an 8.5”x11” marker and a 4”x6” flag.
Each tribute includes the name and period they served -- from the American Revolution (1776) to present day. The Fallen Warrior or Departed Military Veteran does not have to be from Clay County.
Heritage Guides will screen and verify each application to determine the status of the nominee. The Red Band around the names of the Fallen Warriors signifies the Fallen Warrior was from/resided in Clay County. Names, without a red band were nominated by a resident of Clay County. Applicants may assist in the process by providing details and/or supporting documents.
Your Key to Applied Heritage:
Showcasing our Clay County, our St Johns River, our Florida, and our American Heritage --- One-Story-At-A-Time
More Information available via info@HeritageGuides.org or contact Art Yeaman at 904-449-4607. Volunteers Appreciated!
Clay County Parade of Flags display.
Feb 25 - March 5: Ronnie Robinson's Easy Auto
March 6-7: Clay County History Festival (Historical / Veterans Triangle) Idlewild (SR16) at Walnut St.
March 21: Carrie Clarke Day (Clarke Park) 1039 Kingsley Ave O.P.
April 2-11:AA Propane 1306 Idelwild Ave. Green Cove
May 1-3:Orange Park Performing Arts Academy
May 7-17:Military Museum of North Florida
May 20 - 23 (am): First Baptist Church Middleburg (Sat. May 23 Historical Marker Dedication for General Roy S. Geiger)
May 22: (10:00am Event) Developers Realty Group, 1845 Town Center, Fleming Island.
May 23 (pm) - May 24: South Middleburg Baptist Church 4565 Aligator Blvd. Middleburg.
May 25 - June 1: Clay County Veterans Memorial (Historical Triangle) 915 Walnut St. Green Cove.
June 5 (D-Day - Flag Day) June 14: Ronnie Robinson's Easy Auto
July 1- 5: Penney Retirement Community Main Entrance at SR 16 (J.C. Penney Parkway) & CR 218
TBA: VIA 17 Palmetto Ave. GCS
TBA Sept: AA Propane 1306 Idlewild Ave, GCS
Nov 6-15: Kindred Hospital
Nov 9-15: Penney Retirement Community Main Entrance at SR 16 (J.C. Penney Parkway) & CR 218
WE'LL ENTERTAIN YOUR REQUEST: If you would like to host the display at your location please send us your request.