Local veterans organizations host a number of events during patriotic holidays each year in Highlands County. Members of these organizations can always be seen in parades celebrating patriotism on the Fourth of July, instructing students in flag folding, flag raising and flag burning and selling poppies to raise money for veterans on memorial and Veterans days. Veterans also join with other organizations such as the Elks, Moose adn Eagles clubs for flag raisings and celebratory dinners, breakfasts and programs to commemorate the day. Besides all these things, veterans support the Jr. ROTC program in the schools and sponsor essay contests on patriotic subjects with the winner warded a scholarship to further his or her education. Highlands County veterans are an active and dynamic force in the community.