“The Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is pleased to present this Certificate of Commendation in Recognition of Exemplary Patriotism in the Display of the Flag of the United States of America to Marsh Supermarkets,” said Wayne Eells, secretary of the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Joshua and Michaela Eells, SSES Alumni and representatives of the Children of the American Revolution, presented the certificate to Marsh Supermarket Co-manager Joe Quinn for allowing the school to use its garrison-sized American flag as the backdrop for its veterans program.
The flag is 20 feet by 38 feet and according to Shamrock Elementary it provides the perfect backdrop for the children’s program.
Wayne Shipe, SSES music teacher and director of the veterans program, said, “For the 20 years I’ve been teaching in Westfield, Marsh has supported our schools in many ways. The generous loan of their garrison flag for our school’s tribute to the brave family members who served our great country in times of war and peace is a prime example. It elevated the tribute and has been something about which audience members have consistently commented.”
When not being used by SSES, the flag flies at the Marsh Supermarket located at Greyhound Pass.