Hundreds Of Flags On Display In Mount Vernon

The opening ceremony of the 3rd annual Flags for Heroes display was held on June 28 at Cedar Knoll Restaurant along the George Washington Parkway. A lone bagpiper stood among hundreds of American flags as the strains of Amazing Grace wafted through the air.  A project of the Rotary Club of Alexandria, the display will remain in place through July 11.

Bagpiper Adam Tianello performs Amazing Grace at the Flags for Heroes display June 28 at Cedar Knoll Restaurant

According to Mount Vernon Gazette, “Local officials, first responders, and hospital workers were among the heroes recognized at the ceremony for their service. “What an awesome day,” said Rotary Club president Sharon Meisel. “All of the presentations were heartfelt and authentic and my sincere thanks go out to Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck for coming down and recognizing the folks that keep us safe.” The project was made possible by the Androus Foundation in honor of Arthur “Tommy” Androus. A card attached to each flag bears the name of a hero along with the individual who sponsored the flag in honor of a friend, family member, veteran, or another hero in their life.”

As per Mount Vernon Gazette, “Members of the Rotary Club of Alexandria were joined by Rotarians from Mount Vernon and Alexandria West in assisting with the set-up of the display. “This was a great, patriotic program, Meisel said. “And the flags are magnificent with the Potomac as a backdrop. We are humbled to honor all the individual heroes who are remembered here today.”

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.