Ro­tary un­furls Flags for He­roes project

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CAM­BRIDGE — This Me­mo­rial Day week­end, res­i­dents and vis­i­tors of Cam­bridge will en­joy view­ing a large dis­play of Amer­i­can flags planted along the Chop­tank River water­front, placed there by the Cam­bridge Ro­tar y Club.

CAM­BRIDGE — This Me­mo­rial Day week­end, res­i­dents and vis­i­tors of Cam­bridge will en­joy view­ing a large dis­play of Amer­i­can flags planted along the Chop­tank River water­front, placed there by the Cam­bridge Ro­tary Club.

The dis­play is part of the Flags for He­roes project and the Cam­bridge Ro­tary planted their flags in time for Me­mo­rial Day week­end and the Cam­bridge Power Boat Re­gatta.

“It shows our Ro­tary Club of Cam­bridge’s con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to honor those in our com­mu­nity who make or have made a dif­fer­ence in our per­sonal lives, our com­mu­nity and our coun­try,” said Cam­bridge Ro­tary Pres­i­dent Judy Prahl.

Many Ro­tary clubs in the same district– which stretches from Wilm­ing­ton, Del., to Po­comoke City and west­ward to Kent Is­land–have also joined in the Flags for He­roes with their own dis­plays.

Each flag planted is spon­sored with a $50 con­tri­bu­tion by in­di­vid­u­als or com­pa­nies.

“Net funds will be used for schol­ar­ships for re­turn­ing vet­er­ans to get higher ed­u­ca­tion,” Prahl said. “Each spon­sor is asked to make the con­tri­bu­tion to our Cam­bridge Ro­tary Service Foun­da­tion, which is a 501-c3, so that their con­tri­bu­tions are tax-de­ductible.”

Cam­bridge Ro­tary awards col­lege schol­ar­ships to high school se­niors–a to­tal of $17,000 to 2016 grad­u­ates–and dis­trib­utes awards for spe­cial hon­ors such as Teacher of the Year, First Class Teacher of the Year, Se­nior Stu­dents of the Se­mes­ter, Service Above Self award win­ners, and mid­dle school stu­dents who achieve aca­demic ex­cel­lence.

The Flags for He­roes has been sup­ported by Dorch­ester County Tourism and the Dorch­ester Cham­ber of Com­merce as well.

On May 27, the eve of the 106th Cam­bridge Clas­sic Power Boat Re­gatta, Rockin’ the Chop­tank, a free concert fea­tur­ing the mu­sic of Black­wa­ter, will be held at the Dorch­ester County Vis­i­tor Cen­ter Am­phithe­ater at Sail­winds Park, 2 Rose Hill Place. The concert is spon­sored by Com­cast Spot­light.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cp­bra. com or www.vis­it­dorch­ester.org

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

A large dis­play of Amer­i­can flags have been planted along the Chop­tank River water­front, placed there by the Cam­bridge Ro­tary Club.

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