From The Graybeards: Flag Project


Since Sandy, The Graybeards have been mounting flags along the Boulevard as a sign of our neighborhoods patriotism and resilience. Initially, flags had been purchased by the Wounded Warrior Project to display along their welcoming parade route when they arrived in July to take part in the Wounded Warrior Weekend. Following Sandy, we thought it a good idea to keep the flags up between Memorial and Veterans Day. The bulk of the expenses have been picked up by The Graybeards since with the help of Mazzone's Hardware.

If anyone would like to contribute to this initiative donations can be made through the Graybeards (a 501 non-profit). Checks can be made out to "The Graybeards." Please add a note in memo "FLAGS". Donations can be mailed or dropped off to the Graybeards office at 129-04 Newport Ave (Office entrance is on the 129th Street side of the corner building)

Furthermore, if you or anyone has a flag that needs to be retired, there is a painted "mailbox" behind the steps of the Graybeards office.(129-04 Newport Avenue). If you see an unsightly/ damaged flag, you can contact us through e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we will see that it is retired properly. These flags will be given to our local VFW to be ceremoniously retired.

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