The Rotary motto “Service above Self” says it all when referring to those who have served and continue to serve. Be it Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, or Coast Guard. Be it Police, Fire or EMT. Our Military and First Responders all stand at the ready when duty calls.
Dedication to service is the driving force behind the Plano Flags of Honor Event hosted by the Plano East Rotary Club. It is held every year during the week surrounding Veterans Day. For seven days in November, 1,000+ 3′ x 5′ flags fly in honor of those who have served and continue to serve today. It is organized by the Plano East Rotary Club with the support of other local Rotary Clubs, individual Rotarians, local businesses, non-profit organizations and members of the community.
Special Programs are held throughout the week to recognize our Heroes. Events include programs from Veterans Organizations, Musical Performances, Patriotic re-enactments, Static Displays and more. We invite you to come to the field and share in the experience.
The Plano East Rotary Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Plano Flags of Honor donations are fully tax deductible. 100% of the net proceeds of the event will go to the Plano East Rotary Foundation which distributes funds to help veterans and first responders in our community. The board of directors of the Plano East Rotary Club Foundation evaluates requests for assistance and have made donations to the following organizations:
The Veterans Center of North Texas is an all volunteer 501(c)3 organization. They are a central point of contact for Veterans and their families to learn about benefits and services available in North Texas. They assist veterans locate living wage employment, obtain short and long term housing, obtain financial, legal, and medical assistance, and help them navigate the Veterans Affairs Systems.
Heroes on the Water is a 501(c)3 organization that creates alternative wellness programs to serve veterans, military personnel, first responders and their families. It is primarily an outdoor therapy program that provides experiential programs that incorporate structured activities prove to reduce the impact of post-traumatic stress and brain injury whild providing much needed camarderie and support.
Operation Once in a Lifetime is a 501(c)3 organization created to make the dreams of Veterans and their families come true as well as provide emergency financial assistance to veterans who have honorably served our country.
Trusted World is a 501(c)3 organization that provides clothing, food, and personal care items, so first responders can focus on their core mission and not spend time trying to find much needed resources. Our donation helped them hire a Veteran to support their mission.
The Plano East Rotary Club was chartered on March 30 2017. We strive to have fun and fellowship while supporting Rotary through community service locally, nationally and globally. We meet the Second and Fourth Thursday at 5:30 PM at:
Plano Housing Authority
1740 G Avenue, Plano, TX 75074
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