Flag project honors local veterans

Roane State Community College and its Office of Veterans Services recently launched a collaborative project called “The Veteran Wave.”

As part of this effort, sponsored American flags will periodically be on display at RSCC campuses across our area, each one representing a local veteran.

Each flag sponsorship will be active for a period of two years and will be displayed on the designated campus for the following holidays:

• Veterans Day 2021 and 2022 (for approximately one week)

• Memorial Day through July 4, 2022 and 2023

The Veteran Wave package includes one 3-by-5-foot nylon United States flag, one 10-foot display pole and one dogtag-style marker to identify the veteran and sponsor. Roane State will be responsible for setup and takedown of all flags along a designated stretch of road on each campus. Sponsors may select the campus where they wish to have their flag displayed.

Flags will be stored at Roane State when not on display, and at the end of two years, the flag can either be claimed by the sponsors or retired with honors. Each flag is $75 and may represent only one veteran.