No Balloons, No Music Stage, Food Vendors or Kids Games in 2019.
What: Field of Flags Living Memorial
Where: American Legion Post 116, 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay-Varina
When: If you would like to donate flags to the Field of Flags, we will have volunteers available to assist you beginning at 10am-8pm Saturday, 10am-8pm Sunday, as well as 8am-10am, Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2019.
More Info: Project Uplift USA continues its all-volunteer mission to remember the sacrifice of those who have died in service to our nation. 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of our living memorial The Field of Flags and its mission to honor the service of all of our military families.
We ask that you share your appreciation to American Legion Post 116 for offering to host us. Following Memorial Day closing ceremonies, volunteers will travel to area cemeteries to display the flags and render honors at military gravesites. All are welcome and encouraged to honor our military by visiting the Post during our Field of Flags memorial. American Legion Post 116 is located at 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Requested donation for each flag is $3.00. There is no admission to visit The Field of Flags and share your gratitude for the service and sacrifice of our military families.
About Project Uplift USA... Project Uplift USA is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid employees. All donations for flags are given directly to North Carolina AMVETS Service Foundation, a veteran 501(c)(3) organization providing Veteran Support Services and children’s education scholarships throughout North Carolina.
The volunteers of Project Uplift USA would like to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to the Fuquay-Varina town board and the people of the town. Freedom Balloon Fest 2016, 2017 and 2018 were held at Fleming Loop Park located in the heart of Fuquay-Varina. Together, we created lasting memories recognizing the sacrifice of our military families.
The Town of Fuquay-Varina began renovation of Fleming Loop Park last summer following Freedom Balloon Fest 2018. Construction financing includes a combination of state grant money and local matching funds. The multi-million dollar renovation will create an amazing resource for the community to enjoy year-round with youth sports being its primary mission.
Two hurricanes and record rain through much of the second half of 2018 have led to several construction delays, which compounded concerns our volunteers raised about the likelihood of damaging fragile sod. Lacking any requested Town feedback for an alternate site in Fuquay-Varina or postponement, Project Uplift USA was left with no other option but to cancel its Host Community agreement with the Town. Upon receiving the required notice of cancellation, the Town notified our volunteers through public post it was time for the festival to “move on” and wishes us well in finding a new home.
Yes, we are seeking a new location for Freedom Balloon Fest to continue our all-volunteer mission to remember, honor and celebrate. To be continued... we shall see. #neverforget #untiltheyallcomehome
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