Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
Event Series Event Series: Flags for Fallen Vets – Placement

Flags for Fallen Vets

May 28, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Flags for Fallen Vets

Flag Placement – Sunday, May 28th

Flag Placement: On the day before Memorial Day the Houston A&M Club joins thousands of other volunteers to place over 80,000 flags at Houston National Cemetary. The following Saturday, rain or shine, volunteers return to recover the flags, clean and store them.

This year’s Flag Placement will take place on:

Date: Sunday, May 28th

Arrival Time: 8:00 a.m.

Flag Placement: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (approximately)

Location: Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77038

We will meet and start at Sections U/U1/U2 (at the back of cemetery).

Additional Information: Please wear your Maroon and White, bring TOOLS that can make a hole in the ground (e.g. Phillips head #3 screwdriver, or any rod the diameter of your little finger) and make sure to bring bottled water.

HAMC has 60 volunteer slots to fill for this year’s Flag Placement. To RSVP and receive a map, please contact Jim Thorpe ’78 at thorpejim@comcast.net by Thursday, May 25th.


Flag Recovery – Saturday, June 3rd

Flag Recovery: Saturday, June 3rd @ 9:00 a.m. (please let Jim know if you’d like to volunteer with effort as well)

Special note: There are 27 Aggies interned at this Cemetery. After initial flag placement, a special group of Ags will place a small ATM flag at each grave site.

If you cannot participate in person that day, but would still like to help, please consider contributing to Flagsforfallenvets.com for the Houston National Cemetery. Donations helps resupply flags, and cover transportation and storage. Any amount helps.