Wounded Veterans Fundraising Flag Stops in Vernal

Aug 14, 2012

An American flag that is making its way across the country made a stop Monday in Vernal. Supporters gathered at the war memorial in front of the Uintah County building to pay tribute to local fallen veterans and to support the 2012 Patriot Tour.

The Patriot Tour is an annual event of the Nation of Patriots, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for wounded veterans and their families.

The flag has been traveling every day since it left Wisconsin 3 months ago -- stopping in 100 cities in 100 days. The flag came to Vernal from Green River, Wyoming, and is headed to Grand Junction, Colorado next. Vernal was the only stop for the flag in Utah.

More information about the Nation of Patriots is at NationofPatriots.org.