THe Wesley Community as seen from the air. A series of buildings, including two 14 story towers, surrounded by an abundance of green areas.

Lions Club Flag Tour Honors Wesley Veterans

In honor of our Military Veterans, volunteers from the Saratoga Springs Lions Club brought the Lions’ Freedom Flag Tour to The Wesley Community campus. The flags were placed at the Memorial Garden outside of the Victoria building for all to enjoy and were on-site until June 4th. In addition, the Saratoga Springs Lions Club jointly hosted, with The Wesley Community, a Veterans Recognition Social for all Wesley Community residents who are Veterans on campus.

The Freedom Flag Tour is a large outdoor display of flags, which were purchased by the public in honor of a local veteran. The flags will be on display at different locations around Saratoga Springs throughout May and June. All net proceeds will be donated to Saratoga WarHorse, a nonprofit organization assisting veterans who are suffering from invisible, psychological wounds by providing a confidential, peer-to-peer, action based, equine-assisted experience that initiates immediate and empowering changes.

Thank you to the Saratoga Springs Lions Club for their efforts to recognize Veterans, including those at The Wesley Community.

American flag display at the Wesley Memorial Garden.The Lions Club Flag Tour on display for residents to enjoy at Wesley’s Memorial Garden.

Group of men standing in Wesley's Memorial GardenLions volunteers Rick Reeves, Sal Bonsangue, Bill Gibeault, and Russ Terpening (L-R) installed the display.

Foundation Director addressing the room.The Wesley Foundation Director, Lions Member and Army Veteran, Gregory Dixon, opening the ceremony.

Group of veterans being honored in Embury Cafe.Many of Wesley’s resident Veterans were in attendance, representing all branches of the Armed Forces.

Group of veterans being honored in Embury Cafe.Wesley resident and WW II Veteran, Sid Gordon, addressing the group.

Group of veterans being honored in Embury Cafe.Wesley Pharmacy Director and Lions Member, Cliff Van Wagner, addressing the group.

A cake that looks like the American flag.Patriotic desserts were catered by Wesley’s Embury Cafe.

American flag display at the Wesley Memorial Garden.