Commemorative Flags and Oral History Project

Most of us have a family member who is a veteran and some of us have a family member who is now serving in the military. Most of us know of a relative, neighbor, friend, classmate, or colleague who has recently served or is currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. In honor of the generations of men and women who have served our country, The Sage Colleges is sponsoring the Commemorative Flag Project.

We invite you to honor your ancestor, family member, friend, colleague, classmate, or neighbor by making a Commemorative Flag that will be displayed in Bush Auditorium during Veterans Week, November 8th - 12th, 2010. Construction materials, including fabric, paints, markers, and other supplies will be given to interested participants. The Commemorative Flag can be as simple as writing the name of the person you would like to honor on the flag, or can be more elaborate.

Three workshops are scheduled for people interested in seeing samples or working with others to make a flag. These are planned for the following dates:

  • Friday, September 24th, 2:30-5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 5th, 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 19th, 1:30-5:00 pm

All workshops will be held in the art studio 3-A on the third floor of the Schacht building, on the Troy campus. Participation is free and open to the public. Download the campus map [pdf]

Alternatively, we are happy to supply you with material for the flag to ensure uniformity. We are asking that you return the completed flags to us by November 1st so that we have time for the installation in Bush Auditorium.

A formal dedication of the Commemorative Flags will occur in Bush Memorial on November 11th, Veterans Day, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, as part of an evening of commemoration and celebration that will include: The Sage Chamber Choir, and Dr. David Olsen, PhD, Executive Director of Samaritan Counseling Center and trainer for the U.S. Military Chaplains who will be speaking on the topic of Spirituality.