Originally Posted by braumeister
When I look at Browsing FLAGS
I just see flags offered for various prices. Is that what you meant?
Simple as that! Our local Fleet Reserve Assn branch
membership has volunteers do the colors detail on the Memorial. The flag-sale profits are split between the PHP & FRA. It's very busy over there.
Years ago the "members" of the Ford Island
Correctional Custody Unit used to handle the colors detail for the UTAH Memorial, but the American flag is now permanently flown over that ship. (I'm not sure about the OKLAHOMA Memorial.) I guess there's not much of a demand for flags flown over the other Pearl Harbor memorials.
You could also make a $1000 donation to PHP to become a Platinum member, which would earn you the privilege of a "free" flag...
Now that the new visitor's center is open and the rehabbed theater will be open soon (grand opening on 7 Dec of course), merchandise profits will mostly endow the Memorial's education & outreach programs. It's become hugely popular to have survivors do a VTC with schoolkids or to fund grants for teachers (American & Japanese) to visit the Memorial for history programs. Profits will also support preservation of the remaining "WWII Valor in the Pacific" memorials in the Marianas.