Flags 4 Freedom

Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr.

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


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! 


Enjoy this video of 2014 Flag Fields from VantageAerialMedia


Continue to support Flags 4 Freedom with more Merriam Merriment:

October 12 -- A Funday Sunday at the Marketplace, 4:00 - 7:00 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.


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 


    • 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)


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