Our Heroes

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and vocations. COVID-19 expanded our concept of a hero with the term "essential worker." Whether it's a cashier, first responder, military personnel, delivery driver, caregiver, veteran, family member, or a friend, we all have someone who inspires us to be a better person; someone who lives the motto "Service above self;" someone who is our HERO.

The Rotary Club of the West Shore invites you to honor that person through our premier fundraising event, Flags for Heroes. By sponsoring a flag in your hero's name, you will join with hundreds of others in making a bold statement that says:

We Honor you, Hero.
We Encourage you, Hero.
We Recognize you, Hero.
We Offer thanks to you, Hero.
Don't miss your chance to be part of this special event!
View the 2021 event video:
The Event Site
The powerful and emotional display of sponsored flags will take place from September 4-12, 2021. Once again, the flags will be on display along the Taylor Bypass (1250 Camp Hill Bypass). We extend our heartfelt thanks to Waterday Properties for donating the site for this event.

Who Benefits?

In addition to honoring your hero, Flags for Heroes allows the Rotary Club of the West Shore to thank those who give selflessly while continuing to support local projects and initiatives. Current projects include support to:
  • Earl Besch Fund Back Pack Program, providing food and household items to needy families in the Camp Hill area.
  • Vickie’s Angel Foundation, providing financial help to individuals and families fighting cancer.
  • New Hope Ministries, providing food and basic need support for low-income families, programs for at-risk children, and workforce development programs.
  • Rotary Veterans Initiative, helping veterans succeed by supporting their education, training, and job search opportunities.
  • Mission Central, connecting resources with needs.
  • Through the Club’s literacy projects, donations of books, dictionaries, and tablets to area schools.
  • Ongoing support of polio eradication.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$100 – Hero
  • Single flag honoring your hero
$250 – Friend of Rotary
  • 3 flags honoring your heroes and Facebook recognition
$500 – Bronze
  • 6 flags honoring your heroes, Facebook and event page recognition, and corporate social media link
$1,000 – Silver
  • 10 flags honoring your heroes, all of the above PLUS Logo on event banner/signage
$1,500 – Gold
  • 15 flags honoring your heroes, all of the above PLUS recognition at dedication ceremony, and honorary one-year membership in RCWS
$2,500 – Paul Harris Platinum
  • 20 flags honoring your heroes, all of the above PLUS master sponsor at dedication ceremony with opportunity to speak at the event, radio or TV recognition, billboard recognition
How to Sponsor
Sponsor your hero by completing the Flags for Heroes registration form
View the Flags for Heroes 2021 brochure
Questions may be directed to Club President Rod Hite.
Dedication Ceremony
Join us on Friday, September 10, 2021, as we dedicate our flags and honor our heroes. The event is scheduled from 11:00 am - Noon at the Radisson Harrisburg Hotel in Camp Hill. View the 2020 program.
We are excited that WHTM-TV anchor Dennis Owens has agreed to emcee our event which will also be live broadcast via the Rotary Club of the West Shore's Facebook page. 
Event Sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors for their support!

Paul Harris Platinum Sponsors


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor