Field of Flags Returns for GlassFest 10
Corning, N.Y. —Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to announce the return of the Field of Flags as part of 10th GlassFest in May.
From Friday through Sunday of GlassFest10, May 24-26, as many as 270 flags will be displayed in Riverfront Centennial Park. The public can sponsor a flag for a veteran or purchase one for themselves for $35 per flag.
As part of the sponsorship, the honoree's information will be displayed on the flagpole tag. After the Rock The Park concert on Sunday afternoon, the flag can be picked up or donated. Donated flags will be given to veteran's organizations or to civic groups to distribute among veterans.
"We are very pleased to once again be able to honor our veterans on Memorial Day weekend during GlassFest. The program was a much-loved part of the event when we presented it in 2017 and we knew we had to include it in our tenth GlassFest" said Coleen Fabrizi, executive director of Corning's Gaffer District.
The field will be set up by volunteers on Friday, May 24. Once it is completed, a map will be available to the public to visit, reflect and locate sponsored flags. All flags will be removed for pick up from 5–8pm on Sunday, May 26.