During these unprecedented times, we recognize that not all heroes wear capes… some wear badges, some wear scrubs, and some wear uniforms. That's why we're proud of the work that one of our partners, the FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBICLECAAA), is doing to help recognize everyday heroes in our community who have gone above and beyond to provide excellent care, support, or inspiration for others.
A Patriotic Fundraising Event
Our CEO Glenn Smith was named the Chairman of the FBICLECAAA in late 2019, and one of his most important initiatives yet is their new Flags for Honor program to help support first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FBICLECAAA invites you to pay tribute to your heroes, mentors, community members, or loved ones who have influenced and inspired you, past or present, by dedicating a beautiful American Flag in their honor.
Donations, sponsorships, and flag dedications will help them create a brilliant display of American flags at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio on Flag Day Weekend, June 12th – 14th, 2020. Honorees may include COVID-19 first responders, American military personnel and veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters, mentors, teachers, and many other everyday heroes.
In case Ohio’s Stay-at-Home Order is still in effect, honorees are also recognized year-round in the Virtual Flag Dedication where they are acknowledged on the interactive Honoree Map. The flags will also be live-streamed on the FBICLECAAA’s Facebook page, providing a terrific opportunity to observe and enjoy the patriotic display from anywhere in the world.
Helping to Support COVID-19 First Responders
An important aspect of the program is the charitable work that it will help support. 50% of all Flags for Honor proceeds will be split equally between MedWish and Medworks, two local nonprofit organizations who are supporting heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing essential medical supplies, protective gear, food, and healthcare services.
The remaining 50% of proceeds will help the FBICLECAAA cover their costs for this event, along with supporting their mission of creating safer communities in Northeast Ohio by improving understanding and encouraging appreciation of law enforcement among the citizenry and community leaders, with particular emphasis on the FBI.
World Synergy is proud to have built the brand-new Flags for Honor website. We're also proud to be a 2020 Flags for Honor Sponsor to help support their important cause. To celebrate someone who has made a difference in your life, visit: flagsforhonor.org.