Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is known for his involvement in a number of charities, especially those that benefit veterans or their families. The former legislator won the Copper Shield award because of his advocacy for Arizona veterans, and as Mayor he has hosted the Stand Up for Veterans event for years, which provides veterans with everything from employment assistance to legal help to dental care.
His latest effort is centered around a single United States flag, that he is endeavoring to have flown over the capital of all 50 states, as well as the United States Capitol in Washington DC. The flag has already flown over nearly a dozen state capitals, and it was with the Mayor on his most recent trip to Washington DC, where it was flown over the United States Capitol, before making its way to the White House to meet President Donald Trump.
Weiers says his goal is for the flag to eventually be used as part of a veterans memorial, and/or to be made available for special events. “It was great to be able to share its story with the President, and he loved the idea, so I’m excited for it to finish its journey around the country!”