Tiffin University’s Student Veteran’s Organization received the 2013 Flag Award from the John Hancock chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (S.A.R.) in September.
The Flag Award is given to those who do something exemplary for the U.S. flag. TU’s Student Veteran’s Organization earned the award because of their Restore the Glory Program. Since March, several members of the organization have been replacing flags in the area that were old and worn.
“We heard about the program and thought it was fantastic,” said S.A.R. member Dan Haas. “I don’t think there’s anyone more deserving of the 2013 Flag Award than TU’s Student Veteran’s Organization.”
President of Student Veteran’s Organization Michael Porter accepted the certificate and a donation to the Restore the Glory campaign. He also highlighted what is to come, including the replacement of the flag at the Seneca County Civil War museum and providing flags for new businesses to be located in Tiffin.
The ceremony also included a march under the flags with drum accompaniment through campus and an introductory address by the Student Veteran’s Organization advisor, Dr. John Schupp.
About Restore the Glory
Tiffin University’s Student Veteran’s Organization implemented a local flag retirement project, Restore the Glory, last spring. Members decided to start replacing local flags after seeing a few that were torn on homes in Tiffin.
The Restore the Glory project includes giving old American flags proper retirements, provide owners a chance to replace flags, and educate the public on proper flag etiquette. The group utilized free time during the summer to continue to replace flags in Tiffin and surrounding areas.