HONORING OUR FALLEN WARRIORS

and OUR DEPARTED MILITARY VETERANS 

Lest-We-Forget

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. 

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 our plans include: 1.) Contact each Clay County Cemetery to identify veterans’ graves. 2.) Network with genealogy groups, "Find-A-Grave," cemetery staff, descendants, and friends of our FWs/ DVs to learn more. 3.) Increasing educational options.  4.) Creating a mid-size, a mini and a series of small Parade of Flags displays.    To learn how to host the display at your Clay County location follow this link.    
2015 DISPLAY SCHEDULE: 
  • 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. 

Your Key to Applied Heritage:
Showcasing our Clay County, our St Johns River,
our Florida, and our American Heritage --- One-Story-At-A-Time   


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


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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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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.  

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

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.   


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.