FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday – May 17, 2018
Media Advisory/Media Preview/Photo and Video Opportunity
“Flags of Freedom” Exhibit Opening this Evening at Made in America Store
“Temporary Exhibit from Ohio Brings Together Scouts, Veterans and Citizens from Arcade, Elma & East Aurora to Commemorate Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19 & Launch the Community Kick Off to
Memorial Day Commemorations in 2018”
MEDIA PREVIEW EVENT
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Event: Completion of the Installation of 1,000 full-size American flags at the Made in America Store, 1000 W. Maple Court, Elma, NY 14059.
To mark the 8th Anniversary of the opening of the Made in America Store in Elma, New York, store founder Mark Andol is opening a very special exhibition of 1,000 full-size (3’ x 5’) American flags on the front lawn of the store at 1000 W. Maple Court, Elma, NY 14059. The exhibit, based in Ohio, is called “Operation: Flags of Freedom” and is part of Nashville Recording Artist Ricky Lee’s Hometown Heroes Tour.
Installation of the flags was undertaken as a community project by Boy Scout Troop 4056, which is sponsored by American Legion Six Star Post #637 in Strykersville, NY. A STEADY FLOW OF CARS ACCESSING THE RTE. 400 EXPRESSWAY IS PARKING ALONG W. MAPLE COURT TO CAPTURE THE EXHIBIT IN PHOTOS!
“This is a historic moment for Elma, East Aurora, Arcade and Strykersville,” Andol began. “For the first time ever, Flags of Freedom has a magnificent exhibition in Western New York. The assistance of Boy Scout Troop 4056, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Kile Palmateer, and Assistant Scoutmasters Steve Horst and Larry Busch, made the installation project possible. Special thanks go to Larry Busch, who was in direct communication with Steve Toohey, founder of Flags of Freedom, joined by Steve Horst, who coordinated the project, as well as a heartfelt salute to Pat Smith, Commander of American Legion Six Star Post #637. Students from Pioneer High School also assisted with the project.
Installation of the flags began late afternoon Wednesday, May 16 and will conclude later today --Thursday, May 17. We encourage the media to capture this historic, patriotic moment for their readers, viewers and listeners.
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