Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union Branches Host Flags for Heroes

Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 6:15 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wednesday afternoon, the Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union kicked off its Flags for Heroes event followed by Honk for Heroes.

Each flag has a tag of a hero that someone from the community chose to honor.

“We’ve got retired and active military, we have sons and daughters, we have teachers, we have first responders, you know, we have people that are bosses are on these tags and so it’s really great because we really wanted to focus on all the heroes, not just one particular group so you can come and just read about a plethora of different people. It’s really inspiring. It gives you goosebumps.”

The Flags for Heroes event started off by honoring the veterans that were present, including the Honor Guard and a World War II veteran. The Wyoming First Lady, Jennie Gordon, also attended. Then, the Executive Vice President, Bryan Thomas, encouraged everyone to have a look around at the different flags. The flags, Thomas says, was an idea born out of the pandemic last year.

“Last year, obviously, going through COVID, we were trying to think about something we could do that honor a lot of the heroes and how could we honor them in a way that would be a great display, but also could do it socially distancing,” Thomas said. “So, we decided to do a display of American flags. And people just loved it.”

Thomas said that they plan on hosting similar events annually to continue honoring people and raising money to better the community.

“It’s a great way that we can get sponsorships and then donate to a good cause and we were happy to donate to our First Lady Jennie Gordon and the Wyoming Food Hunger Initiative.”

The flags are on display at three Cheyenne Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union branches and a Wellington branch. Thomas encouraged people in these areas to go by the banks at night as well for a completely different experience.

If you want to honor a hero in your life, you can submit a name for nest year. Check out their website to find out more.

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