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Flags for Heroes display on Memorial Day in need of sponsors

The Iron Mountain Riders (IMR), along with the support of Worley Hall VFW Post number 6908 and the Johnson County Veterans Affairs Office, initiated a new project called “Flags for Heroes.” The goal is to remember and honor Johnson County natives who were killed or missing in action (KIA/MIA) in wars from the Spanish American War forward to present time by placing American flags and crosses, with the name and branch of service for each veteran. There will be approximately 120 flags displayed to represent the number of Johnson County natives who were either KIA or MIA.
The VFW Post number 6908 will oversee the display protocol while the Johnson County Veterans Affairs Office will be providing the research and validation of the veterans that will be honored. The county commissioners approved the display and Mountain City council was notified of the plans.
The displays will be placed in front of the courthouse on Memorial Day and Veterans Day for up to three days every year. You can sponsor a flag for $50 each, or any donation will be appreciated. This covers the cost of the display and the cost of future issues such as replacements or additions. The money that is needed will be collected through fundraising, sponsorships, and donations. If you would like to sponsor a flag for a KIA/MIA veteran, mail your gift payable to 1485 Pleasant Valley Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Please list your name, address, city, state and zip code, along with the name of the veteran killed in action or missing in action you wish to honor.