October 6, 2023
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER) – For the third consecutive year, Mercer County Military Action Council has partnered with the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton during its annual Flags for Heroes campaign. Net proceeds from the campaign will be donated to nonprofit organizations in Mercer County, including MCMAC, which will use its allocation to support sending junior military members home for the winter holidays through the Send a Hero Home for the Holidays Program.
“We are so pleased to be a part of this admirable campaign again,” Regina Arcuri, chairwoman of MCMAC, said. “This program is a great way for us to show junior service members that we honor their steadfast commitment to serve our nation, and the sacrifice of their whole family.”
Arcuri, an Honorary Commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, noted that Send a Hero Home for the Holidays gives military families a chance to spend time with their loved ones during the winter holiday season and reassures them that their sacrifice is greatly appreciated.
The campaign allows contributors to sponsor or purchase a flag in honor of veterans or active duty service members, as well as local first responders, hospital workers, teachers and whomever they consider a “hero” in their life. More than 300 flags are expected to be flown on the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Hamilton Campus from Nov. 1-18. The deadline to order flags online is Oct. 18.
A dedication ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 4 on the hospital campus.
An individual flag sponsorship cost $60. All sponsors receive a digital certificate via email, a keepsake placard with their hero’s name, and a mention on the sponsor banner and website. For an additional $40 sponsors can keep their flag. New this year: Sponsors can have their flag donated to an active military member.
Corporate sponsorships are available. Visit www.RHRotary.org for more details.
MCMAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the service members and the mission of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, as well as active-duty personnel, reservists, guardsmen, veterans and their respective families living in local towns.
For more information about the Mercer County Military Action Council or to become a member, visit www.mcmilitaryactioncouncil.org
Regina Arcuri, chair of Mercer County Military Action Council, speaks at the 2022 Flags for Heroes dedication ceremony.
Flags flown on the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton campus in 2022.
Each flag sponsorship receives a keepsake placard with their hero’s name.