Thursday, February 29, 2024


Veterans’ Casket Flags Unfurled on the N. Wildwood Seawall

Emerald Society Honor Guard

By Press Release

NORTH WILDWOOD – Over 400 participants attended the 5:30 a.m. Flags of Liberty June 30, as part of a veteran awareness benefit.  
According to a release, the inaugural event at the Lou Booth Amphitheater was organized by Deb Moore of Deb Moore Ministries. She is also founder of Sunrise On Sunday – veteran flag ceremonies in North Wildwood.
Mayor Patrick Rosenello, of North Wildwood, who supported the event, addressed the group and stated “There is patriotism and then there is 5:30 a.m. patriotism.”
Various city departments, including the fire and police participated to unfurl and refold a veteran flag.
Director of Veteran Affairs, Wilmington  Medial Center, Vincent Kane, Jr. traveled over an hour with this mother and family to unfurl the flag of his father, Vincent Kane, Sr., U.S. Army, ex-prisoner of war in World War II, who died in May 2019.  
Kane was the keynote speaker and congratulated the group for their commitment to keep events like this going to show appreciation and support of Veterans.  
Moore, who was master of ceremonies, stated, “Your presence here to unfurl your loved ones veteran casket flag and honor them by name gives them a voice from beyond in helping to bring attention to the needs of Veterans among us today.”
Each family that registered their veteran’s casket flag was moved to discover their T-Shirt was printed with their loved one’s name as well as a given a 2019 Flags of Liberty commemorative pin.
The posting of the colors and seawall procession was led by the Emerald Society Honor Guard and the Bagpipes playing “Amazing Grace” by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8-3 Wildwood.  
Sam Mayne led the singing of the national anthem and Elder Larry Matthews, Christ Gospel Love Center,  led “God Bless America” using a bull horn to be heard by the crowd gathered on the beach.
Tony Deutsch, owner of, along with the help of photographer Donna Dorworth, captured the event via drone as 50 veteran casket flags were opened and magnificently held shoulder to shoulder by approximately 150 family members and friends turning the Seawall of Honor into a living memorial.  
Sunrise On Sunday plans to hold the Flags of Liberty event  again next year on Independence Day Weekend, July 5, 2020. 

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