Sponsor a Flag



Memorial Day WeekenD 2019,  May 25-27

Flags May Be Sponsored Through Memorial Day.

Contact Us


Thousand Flags
Event Coordinator
13308 San Simeon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93314

"If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace."

~Hamilton Fish

US Secretary of State, 1869-1877

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

~Elmer Davis

American Journalist, lived 1890-1958

Imagine a Thousand American Flags...

Join Us!  Over Memorial Day Weekend, the sparkling lake at The Park at River Walk will be surrounded by a sea of red, white and blue as 1,000 American flags are flown in tribute to all who have sacrificed – and continue to sacrifice – to make the United States the greatest country in the world.

Come to the Park and experience this spectacular patriotic display and celebration. Take time to walk among the flags and remember the men and women who ensure our health, safety and liberty. Enjoy activities throughout the weekend.   Join our volunteers who set up the flags beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday.  The display opens on Saturday at noon with the National Anthem and color guard.  A flag raising ceremony is held each morning at 8:00 am and the entrance flag is then lowered Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8:00 pm to the sound of Taps echoing over the lake.  On Memorial Day, Monday, visit the patriotic fair with booths, bands and fun.  From 11:30 - 12:00 pm, there will be a patriotic performance by our local Golden Empire Drum & Bugle Corps followed by a very special presentation featuring a flag ceremony, speakers and invited guests.

Sponsor one of the flags to be flown in honor of anyone, living or deceased, whom you wish to remember on this special day with a dramatic display of patriotism – perhaps a veteran, active service member, first responder, loved one, friend or any person who makes or has made our country a better place. Each flag comes with a special certificate suitable for framing and you are welcome to take your flag home after the event as our thank you. Order online or download the flag sponsor form.