Archive for August, 2011

State Flag Display

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

One of our members is a avid collector of vintage flags.  The member is going to display various vintage state and other flags at the HFMVA base over the course of the next few weeks.

The flag which will be on display this week (8-25-11) will be that of Maryland which was one of the original thirteen colonies gaining statehood in 1788.

Meaning: The flag is sectioned into four quarters. The top left and bottom right are the same and the top right and the bottom left quarters are also the same. The flag features the arms of two English families, the Calvert family and the Crossland family. The black and gold arms represent the Calverts and the red and white arms represent the Crosslands.

A gold and black flag was used by the colony, until the American revolutionary war. During the American Civil War, Maryland remained with the Union (North) however, many of the citizens sympathized with the Confederacy (South). These sympathizers supported the south by wearing red and white emblems. Maryland soldiers fighting with the south also wore the emblems to identify their state of origin.

By the end of the war both sets of colors (black and gold, red and white) had become associated with Maryland. In 1880, a flag containing both sets of colors was first flown. It was not until March 9, 1904 that the flag was adopted.

The flag will be on display throughout this week starting this evening. Feel free to stop by sometime and take a look.

Mendon Station Festival

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Its that time of year when the Mendon Station Festival rolls once again into the hamlet of Mendon.  Come join us in the Mendon Station Park between routes 64 & 251 in the hamlet of Mendon on September 10th and 11th.  The HFMVA Board of Directors is going to hold a raffle for some great prizes graciously donated by local vendors.   Please stop by and grab a raffle ticket, come meet our crews, take a tour of the ambulance, and see what HFMVA does on a daily basis.  If you have been thinking of joining us please stop by and our members will be happy to answer your questions.

Thank you!

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

The Festival on the Green in Honeoye Falls was a great success for our fundraiser! Thank you to all who entered the raffle. We hope you enjoy your prizes.