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New Veteran's Flag Honors Sonoma Military Service

Jim Parks, a veteran of WWII, was a crucial voice in establishing the Veterans park, and funded the memorial star himself.

 

Jim Parks was honored Monday at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park with anew commemorative Veterans Remembered Flag, according to a piece in the Sonoma Index-Tribune.

Parks, a veteran of WWII, was a crucial voice in establishing the Veterans park, and funded the memorial star himself.

The Veterans Remembered Flag uses several symbols to honor military service. (Read more about the flag here.)

Here's a description of the meaning behind flag's pattern:

The Flag depicts the founding of our nation by the thirteen stars that emanate from the hoist to the large red star that represents our Nation and the five branches of our country's military that defend her.

The white star indicates the Veteran's dedication to service. The blue star honors all who serve in the military in the past, present, and future. The gold star memorializes those who fell defending our Nation. The green field represents the hallowed ground where all rest eternally.

Check out a picture from the ceremony here.

Irene Morgan December 31, 2011 at 03:26 PM
The flag is a wonderful idea.
Albert David January 01, 2012 at 05:59 AM
This flag with its symbolic star is important to honor vets from Sonoma.
Suzanne Barbara January 03, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I am always glad to see veterans honored for their service and this new flag is a good way to do that.
Raymond R. Hedin Jr May 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I want to buy one

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