Ciresi announces plan to get American flags to local veterans groups before Memorial Day

MONTGOMERY, May 20 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that he will be working to place American flags in the hands of local veterans groups in time for Memorial Day.

"The Pottstown-Royersford-Trappe region is home to a lot of proud veterans,” Ciresi said. “When I heard that Montgomery County would be delaying the distribution of flags to veterans groups this year, I wanted to help fill the need. Our veterans and their families can now pay their respects over the Memorial Day weekend while practicing social distancing and taking proper precautions. I would especially like to thank Bill Pinkerton, president of Veterans in Recovery, for his help in distributing flags." 

Beginning May 20, more than 200 American flags will be available for pickup behind Ciresi's district office in Royersford, located at 301 N. Lewis Road in Montgomery County, with additional rear parking off Oak Street. To honor our fallen heroes over the Memorial Day weekend, these free flags are especially important this year because Montgomery County has delayed the distribution of flags due to COVID-19 concerns. 

An additional 300 flags will be distributed to the local VFW for placement at the Fernwood and Limerick Garden of Memories cemeteries, as well as 500 flags to Edgewood Cemetery in Pottstown. 

For constituents picking up flags at the district office, Ciresi asks you to consider donating a non-perishable food item for a family in need for each flag you pick up. 

For more information contact Ciresi’s office at (484) 200-8265.