(L-R, Bill Denk (SAR), Patrick Volpe (Foundation), Larry McKinley (SAR), Andy Wilson (Foundation Chair), Bob Newhall (Foundation), Katharine Heberg (Foundation), John Thomas (SAR), Jim Cordes (SAR)
Sons of the American Revolution Recognize Great Falls Memorial Foundation for Patriotism
On May 14, 2022 the Fairfax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) (fairfaxresolvessar.org) recognized the Great Falls Freedom Memorial Foundation for continuous “Exemplary Patriotism in the Display of the Flag of the United States of America”. The memorial was originally established in memory of the six Great Falls residents who died on 9/11. The American flag has continuously flown there since 2004. The Foundation has also allowed the SAR to use the memorial every June 14th on Flag Day since 2010 for a proper flag retirement ceremony. The burning of the flags is supported by the Great Falls Fire Department and will be taking place again this June 14th. Anyone with old flags needing disposal can drop them off at the Great Falls Library at any time if you cannot be there on June 14th.
The SAR presented members of the Memorial Foundation board with a certificate of recognition and a new flag for use at the Memorial.
The Foundation will be hosting it annual Memorial Day event at the site on May 30. Please check their site for details (gffreedom.org).
The Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Public Library (9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls VA 22066).