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2015 (traveling) 

Clay County Parade of Flags display.

As seen from 1997-2012 only in Spring Park (GCS) only during Memorial Day (mid May - early June).  Now available to travel around Clay County.  Yes, we listened and learned.  Yes, it's a Clay County Activity  worthy of being seen more often in more locations.  During 2015 we'll be creating a mid-size, a mini and a series of small displays.   displays. To learn how to host the display at your Clay County location follow this link.    





FALLEN WARRIORS (FW): Honoring a Casualty/Killed-In-Action or direct result of service injuries. We commission a cross -bearing their name – and period in which they lost their life. Each white (2’X3’) wooden cross is topped with a 2’X3’ American Flag. For our DEPARTED MILITARY VETERANS (DV) - NEW for 2014:  Any deceased (honorable) service member who died of other than service related injuries.  We commission a flag and an 8.5”x11” laminated sign with your message (tribute).

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 current Cross and Flag display names Fallen Warriors dating back to the Florida 2nd Seminole War (1835) to present day.  The Red Band around the name 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. 

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.   

Follow this link to read about the History & Future of the Clay County
  - Traveling -  Parade of Flags


Parade of Flags Supporter  YOUR  NAME Posted On Our Large Sign.  $20.00 >>>

Departed Veteran: Your name on the large sign and YOUR TRIBUTE on a 8.5”x11” laminated sign (3 years)        $30.00

Fallen Warrior other than Clay County (one time fee) $30.00

Other Contributions >>> 

​​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. 

More Information available via or contact Art Yeaman at 904-449-4607.   Volunteers Appreciated!    

Our long time policy remains, there is no cost to commemorate a Clay County Fallen Warrior (FW).  For all other FWs, there is a (one time) 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.  

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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.

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