Flags for Honor is a celebration presented by the FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association to honor American heroes, mentors, and loved ones. Donations, sponsorships, and flag dedications help us create a brilliant display of American flags that is dedicated to each event’s honorees.
In 2020, the event highlighted those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year marks 20 years since the tragedy of September 11th, so we will be honoring the heroes and the fallen of 9/11. We will create an awe-inspiring display of American flags based on the donations of community members, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and more. Honorees include but not limited to:
- Heroes of 9/11
- Fallen of 9/11
- Local Firefighters
- Local Law Enforcement
- Active or Reserve U.S. Military Personnel
- U.S. Military Veterans
The flags will be proudly erected in Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio. The flags will be displayed on Sept. 9-12 in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The patriotic display of American flags can also be observed while driving down Route 20. Flags are also displayed year-round in our Virtual Flag Dedication. We recognize both current and past honorees in our Virtual Flag Dedication. Also, on our interactive Honoree Map, each flag displays the name, location, and description of the honoree.
This year, all our proceeds will help support the FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association to support their mission of creating safer communities in Northeast Ohio.