Flags 4 Freedom


Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr.

(west of I-35 on Johnson Dr., then north on Merriam Dr.)

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The Ninth Annual Flags 4 Freedom flag display has successfully concluded ...

all the flags are carefully tucked away.  

Thanks to all who gave their time and money to make the event happen;

to the members of the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City for their amazing concert;

 to all who enjoyed the "perfect" Independence Day weather, food, and music with family, friends, and neighbors; 

and to all who visited the fields during the week, for photo opportunities and for the beauty 1,200 flags provide! 

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Enjoy this video of 2014 Flag Fields from VantageAerialMedia

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Continue to support Flags 4 Freedom with more Merriam Merriment:

October 12 -- A Funday Sunday at the Marketplace, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

13 Food Trucks, music by Soul’d Out (1960's Soul, Blues, Funk, R&B, and Classic Rock) and an inflatable!

Thanks to YOU -- the first two SUMMER SUNDAY events provided over $600 to Flags 4 Freedom.

Bring the entire family to the Marketplace and indulge in cuisine from various local food trucks -- members of Elite Street EatsKC Food Truck Association, and KC Food Truck Mafia.  Food trucks will make a donation from proceeds of food purchased to support Flags 4 Freedom.  Soul'D Out is sponsored by Merriam Parks, Recreation and Community Center Foundation.  We will have an inflatable for the kids. FREE EVENT - with the exception of food you purchase from trucks.  Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy!  Restrooms available.  

In the event of inclement weather call 913-322.5591 -- Rain event location is Irene B. French Community Center.

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Here's what happened at

The Ninth Annual

2014 Flags 4 Freedom Event Schedule

Events are free.   Donations are welcome.

June 28 - July 5, 2014

Saturday, June 28

    • 6:00 a.m. -- Flag display setup by volunteers, stop by to help and to meet your neighbors. (Volunteers -- please park in southwest section of the lot to allow space for vendors & shoppers; work gloves and sturdy shoes highly recommended.)
    • 7:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. -- Merriam Farmers' Market
    • 9:30 a.m. -- Opening Ceremony
        • Master of Ceremony, Chad Rowe
        • Invocation by Bishop Fred Sinsel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
        • Remarks by Merriam Mayor Ken Sissom
        • Posting of the colors by Merriam Fire Department
        • "Star Spangled Banner" performed by Shawnee Mission North Violinist, Annie Sinsel
    • 10:00 a.m. -- Farmers' Market entertainment by Ronnie Ward (Singer/Songwriter)
Sunday, June 29
    • DAY OF REFLECTION.  We invite you to walk through the fields, remembering all those who have served and those who are currently serving our country.  
Wednesday, July 2
    • 4:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. --  Merriam Farmers' Market
Friday, July 4

    • 11:30 a.m. -- arrive early!  Enjoy a bite to eat and take some time to walk through and photograph the flags. (You're welcome to  bring your own lawn chairs and/or picnic blankets.)
    • FOOD -- available for purchase
          • Able Enterprises -- Freshly grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and BBQ
          • Kansas City Ice Cream -- frozen treats
    • 12:30 p.m. -- A CONCERT to CELEBRATE the FLAGS (Concerned about the weather? Call 

      913-322-5591)

    • Please bring your own lawn chairs -- we'll have some chairs under the Marketplace pavilion, but we're expecting this concert to be so well attended, we may run out!
Saturday, July 5
    • 7:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. -- Merriam Farmers' Market
    • 9:00 a.m. -- Flag display take-down -- flags taken down and stored by volunteers.   (Volunteers -- please park in southwest section of the lot to allow space for vendors & shoppers; work gloves and sturdy shoes highly recommended.)
    • 10:00 a.m. - Farmers' Market entertainment by Dan Bliss (Acoustic Blues)

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Contact information -- 913-384-5340 or chris.evans.hands@gmail.com