In April of 2020, Sons of The American Legion Past National Commander Michael Fox, realized that our nations heroes of the past don’t get enough respect for their sacrifices, especially those laid to rest in local cemeteries. Michael joined forces with Preston Sharp and Flying Flags for Heroes was born.
The Sons of the American Legion National Americanism Commission adopted ongoing support of Flying Flags for Heroes as an official program via S.A.L. Resolution X in the Spring of 2022. It is the goal of the Sons of The American Legion for the Flying Flags for Heroes program to help inspire true patriotism within our communities and help promote national pride in our country, its ensign, its military, and veterans throughout the entire Legion family.
Preston Sharp is an energetic fun loving member of the Sons of The American Legion who spends his free time honoring veterans. As a 10-year-old boy he started doing extra chores to raise money specifically for honoring veterans in his hometown of Redding, California. Preston started his own nonprofit, Veterans Flags and Flowers and has focused his efforts to honor veterans every day and not just on a holiday. Preston is excited to expand his efforts with Flying Flags For Heroes.