Community Outreach - education - remembering our fallen and missing
There are nearly 82,000 of our country's service members from all past conflict that have not been returned home for a dignified and honorable funeral.
The POW*MIA flag is a constant reminder of those families left waiting for their sons, daughters, aunt's or uncle's to finally be returned home.
In order to accomplish our mission, we need to purchase a total of 82 POW*MIA flags, at a cost of $27 each. Thanks to a generous donation by the Military Officers Association Good Deeds Foundation, we were able to purchase an initial order of 30 flags. However, that is well short of our goal, and we need your help.
Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 1, in partnership with the Brevard County Public Schools District, has committed to raising a POW*MIA flag at each of the 83 Brevard County Public Schools.
We began the program by raising a flag at the School District in December 2020, and our first individual school was Manatee Elementary School in Viera, on Thursday February 11, 2021. Our plan is to raise all of the flags by May 15, 2021.
There is no cost to the school district for the flags or the ceremony. Our volunteer teams have set a schedule and the school board staff organizes the schools participation. The flags we present are not free to us however...
The video below was streamed "live" by Space Coast Daily TV, at our 1st High School ceremony at Viera High on February 19, 2021.
Rolling Thunder® Florida Chapter 1, is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization, and each member donates his and her time because they believe in this mission. We are Chartered in Florida as an IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization, registration number CH40989. If you would, please take a moment and make a donation to our Flag Project.
You can make a donation by clicking on the "Donate" button, The button is conveniently located at the top of this page. If you are using a mobile device, just scan the QR Code on the home page.
We thank you in advance for your support.
03/29/2021 - We have met our financial goal for flags!! Thank you all for your donations!
03/08/2021 - We are just over 1/3 of the way to our goal. Thank you all for your donations!
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