Tribute to veterans planned Sept. 11-13 - Catholic Courier

Tribute to veterans planned Sept. 11-13

Rochester’s first "Field of Honor" will pay tribute to area veterans, military personnel, police officers, fire fighters and emergency responders.

Hundreds of American flags in precise formation will be on display on the front lawn of the Mercy Center on Blossom Road, Brighton, Sept. 11-13. Each flag, 3 by 5 feet in size, will bear the name of an honored group or individual.

Proceeds from the sale of the flags will support the Mercy Bridges literacy program, according to a press release from the Sisters of Mercy ministry. Many of the program’s volunteers are veterans.

An opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, with the Perinton Post Color Guard and officials from Brighton, Veterans Outreach Center, North East Quadrant Advanced Life Support and West Webster Fire Department. The closing ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 13. Both ceremonies also will include performances by the Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drum and Our Lady of Mercy School choir.

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