Four Days-30,000 Flags: Veterans Outreach Center Celebrates Flag Day

There are over 63,000 veterans living in Monroe County and the Fingerlakes Region. Each of them have shown their love of country through military service.  Starting June 13 through June 16, hundreds of volunteers will be handing out free flags across the region to call attention to issues facing veterans today. This four-day event serves to honor the symbol of our nation and help raise money for needed services at VOC.

“We are proud to honor the symbol that our nation’s heroes fight for, and fought for, every day,” Veterans Outreach Center Executive Director and U.S. Army Veteran Laura Stradley said. “Being able to distribute American Flags to the communities that support us and them is so important. Just as important, however, are the donations that our community offers to help us continue to provide essential, critical services to veterans in need at Veterans Outreach Center.” 

Donations can be made at any Flag Day location, which are listed on the VOC website at For those who can’t make it to a Flag Day location, donations can be made on the VOC website, or text VOCROC to 44321.

Stars & Stripes Flag Store, located at 455 South Avenue, which sells veteran and first responder apparel and American-made flags, is having a Flag Day sale until June 17 – all sweatshirts are 15 percent off. Stars and Stripes Flag Store gives all of its proceeds to Veterans Outreach Center in support of its services. Learn more at

Since 1973, Veterans Outreach Center has been committed to improving the quality of life for veterans and their families by offering free, veteran-specific services, including employment counseling, vocational training and housing for homeless Veterans. For more information about VOC services please call toll free at 585.546.1081 or visit