In 2022, the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club held the first Flags for Heroes event on the Riverwalk in Shelton. The brainchild of former President Linda Homes-Hannon who first saw the event being held in another community and brought the event to the attention of the Club. The event is meant to honor Heroes from all walks of life and involves placing commemorative flags with names of the Heroes where the event is held. In 2022, that was the Shelton Riverwalk. In 2023, the event is expanding to include Derby’s historically significant Birmingham Green.
Click here for the story of the 2022 event or here for 2023.