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Flags for Fallen Vets – Placement

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Flags for Fallen Vets

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 29th

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). Jim Thorpe ’78 will provide you with a map.

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 join us for this special morning of service, please contact Jim Thorpe ’78 at thorpejim@comcast.net by Thursday, May 26th.

Flag Recovery: Saturday, June 4th @ 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.