(Posted Aug. 27, 2018)
Who is your personal hero? It could be a member of the military, police, fire, or other first responder who puts his or her life at risk every day for others. It could be a community leader, pastor, teacher, coach, mentor, family member, caretaker–anyone who has been a hero in your life, living or deceased.
The London Rotary Club invites area residents to celebrate the heroes in their lives by sponsoring American flags in their honor on the Madison County courthouse lawn Sept. 13-16. The name of each hero will be featured in a special announcement in the Madison Messenger on Sept. 16.
“We hope to recognize the unsung heroes among us and to provide a visual reminder of the countless individuals who selflessly and unassumingly sacrifice their time, talent, treasure, and even their lives for others,” said club president-elect Brendan Shea. “These are the people who make our community the special place it is.”
For $25, community members can publicly recognize their local hero. Checks should be made payable to The London Rotary Club and addressed to club treasurer Marshall Geib, 280 W. High St., London, OH 43140. Also included in the submission should be the name of the hero and sponsor as well as the sponsor’s address and/or e-mail address. Donations are not tax deductible.
Funds raised will help support London Rotary’s community giving and initiatives throughout the year. Recently, Rotary has supported the Madison Health hospital expansion, London High School turf field project, London High School band booster club, London Area Baseball Council, Rotary youth exchange program, Meals on Wheels, and the Sufficient Grace food program, among many other local organizations and charities.
Rotary’s motto is “Service above self.” The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.
London Rotary meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at the Madison County Senior Center, 280 W. High St., London. New members are welcome. For more information about sponsoring a flag for a hero or to inquire about joining the London Rotary Club, contact club president Nick Adkins at email@example.com or club president-elect Brendan Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 248-9155.