Heart - Chapter 187, town of Evans officials and several Purple Heart recipients unveiled the new sign at the corner of Beach Road at Route 5 (near Tim Horton's) at a designation ceremony. There was a small reception at the town hall after the unveiling. In May 2015, by an act of the Erie County Legislature, Erie County officially became a "Purple Heart County," honoring those who were wounded or killed in combat.
On June 14th, Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion, held it's Flag burning ceremony on Flag Day. In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. When a flag is so tattered that it no longer fits to serve as a symbol of the United States, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning. Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion and the Eden Boy Scouts of America collect American Flags through out the year and after careful inspection, the Legion decides which flags should be retired.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, The Blue Star Memorial Marker was unveiled in front of Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion. It is to honor all past, present and future men & women who have served, are serving, or will serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. Thank you to everyone that came out to our dedication. We would like to also thank; Eden Select Strings, Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion, Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion Auxiliary, Melissa Hartman, Missy Hooper, Eden High School A Capella Group, Reverend Lawrence King, St Paul’s Lutheran Church Bell Choir, Monica Hansen, Eden Elementary School Chorus, Gail Sfeir, Sandy Krege, Eden Chorale, Joyce Haag, Sharon Baur, Eden Garden Club, Laura Wickett, Ronald Maggs, Don Stuhr, Karyn Agle Sullivan, Agle’s Farm Market, Joyce O’Gorman, Patriot Guard Riders, Carol Fronczak, Hamburg Garden Club, Sandra Franz and the Gold Star Families.