Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Flies 300 Flags for Heroes During Pre-Veterans Day Celebration with the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton

November 10, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, and the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton hosted a pre-Veterans Day community celebration of Flags for Heroes on Saturday, Nov. 6 at RWJUH Hamilton.

A total of 300 full-sized American flags raised by 80+ volunteers affixed with personal messages to local heroes have been placed on the grounds of the hospital and will continue to fly through Nov. 19. Flag sponsorships were purchased by area residents and businesses through the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton to honor heroes in their lives, including members of the military, COVID-19 essential workers, family members and others.

“We’re privileged to have partnered with the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton to once again recognize our local heroes through such a powerful display ahead of Veterans Day,” said Richard Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH Hamilton, “This year we not only honored our local military veterans for their service but also some of our own healthcare heroes for their dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We’d like to thank members of the local community who made this event possible through their flag sponsorships.”

“This event is an ideal way to bring the town together,” said Joe Bellina, Robbinsville Hamilton Rotary President. “It allows people to commemorate and acknowledge someone that has or had such a profound impact on their lives. We expanded our flags from 200 to 300 this year and that is meaningful.”

The public ceremony included a short program with guest speakers and community leaders, including Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin. A portion of the proceeds from flag sponsorships will be provided to the Mercer County Military Action Council (MCMAC) to help service members travel home for the holidays.

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