CUSTER COUNTY— American flags will fill the Broken Bow city square this week as the public honors a loved one or their memory in the Custer County Troop Tribute.
The Troop Tribute is a fundraiser in which 100% of the proceeds will go toward care packages for Custer County deployed troops and local veterans. These care packages will be sent to all branches of the local deployed military to show support for their dedication to our freedom.
People will be able to purchase a 12″x18″ flag in honor of someone currently deployed, past servicemen and women, and flags in memory of those who have passed away. (Each flag will have a plaque with the service men and women’s name, branch, dates of service, and who purchased/dedicated the flag. All information you provide.)
Each flag can be purchased for $25. American flags will line the walkways of the Broken Bow city square during the Custer County Fair parade on Saturday night. Flags will remain on display for the entirety of the fair as a symbol of remembrance in honor of our Armed Forces.
The staff of Boarders Hotel & Suites and Cobblestone Hotel & Suites are the force behind the Troop Tribute. Becky Denson hopes the flags and care packages will help celebrate the life of someone special as we support our community servicemen and women.
“I want our community to be supportive of each other in times like this because deployment is really hard for families,” Denson said.
Contact Becky at 308-870-2761 or pick up a flag form at Boarders, the Cobblestone, or the Custer County Foundation. Troop Tribute flag donations will be accepted until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Denson hopes the Troop Tribute will support a strong bond in the community as we support our military families. (Click here to view the event on the Broken Bow Chamber website.)
There will also be a watermelon feed and raffle in the square until 7 p.m. For anyone interested in donating further to the Troop Tribute, people can donate funds or non-perishable items.
“We will take any donations for the care packages; monetary, any non-perishable items through October. We’re hoping to have care packages mailed out in time for Thanksgiving, Christmas time so that our troops can get those during probably the worst time of their deployment, you know, when they’re away from their families and needing just a little pick me up,” Denson said.