A “Flag Flying Parade” is planned for Sept. 11, 2022, in Sulphur Springs by a local group called Freedom Flyers. All are encouraged to show their patriotism by turning out along a designated parade route with flags starting at 4 p.m., with a flag parade slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, according to Mark Maddox, president for the local group.
“My goal is just for us to roll, have a good time, putting a positive message out there for everybody, by u showing support for all those who died that day on Sept. 11, during the attacks on the US,” Maddox said.
The flag flying parade is to begin at the side of Walmart parking lot between the two gas stations in Sulphur Springs. Look for Maddox and his red pickup with flags starting at 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 2022.
The group is plans to depart at 4:30 p.m. from Walmart parking lot, headed north onto South Broadway Street, and continue north as Broadway turns to Gilmer Street. The route would then continue from the Connally at Gilmer Street intersection, onto Jefferson Street, then turn immediately (left) north onto Church Street. The flag flyers then plan to turn left in front of the hospital onto Airport Road, and continue to Hillcrest Drive. After turning south onto Hillcrest Drive, they’ll will continue south to West Industrial Drive.
While the official parade will conclude there, those who wish to are welcome to follow the group to Bass Pro, where they’ll decide on a location to eat.
Freedom Flyers is a Christian-based group of people show who want to show support for troops who serve in the US Armed Forces and the flag they defend, as well as local law enforcement and first responders who put the lives on the line in service and protection of other, Maddox said.
Maddox asks those participating in the Sept. 11 observance to fly the US flag, either in the parade or at their homes or businesses on Sept. 11 to show their patriotism and in remembrance of all who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The local Freedom Flyers group is family-oriented, Maddox said, so he asks those involved to refrain from controversial or inappropriate messages or flags, instead display flags and signs of patriotism.
For additional information about the group or event, visit the group’s Facebook page.