Flags 4 Freedom

Merriam Marketplace

5740 Merriam Drive

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

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The Ninth Annual

2014 Event Schedule

June 28 - July 5, 2014

Saturday, June 28

  • 6:00 a.m. -- Flag display set-up 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. -- 1:00 p.m. -- Merriam Farmers' Market
  • 9:30 a.m. -- Opening Ceremony
    • Remarks by Merriam Mayor Ken Sissom
    • Posting of the colors

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.  

Friday, July 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Picnic in the Park, Merriam Marketplace/Werner Park, (bring blankets and/or lawnchairs) 
  • Food vendor - tbd
  • 1:00 p.m. -- A CONCERT to CELEBRATE the FLAGS
    • Presentation of the colors by Merriam Police Department
    • Introductions & Remarks by Merriam Mayor Ken Sissom
    • American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City
    • Bring your own lawn chairs -- we'll have some chairs, 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.)

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