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Flags for Fallen Vets

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Flags for Fallen Vets

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

Flag Placement – Sunday, May 26th

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 Maroon and White and 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). Also be sure to bring WATER to stay hydrated in the heat.

HAMC has 40 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 23rd.


Flag Recovery – Saturday, June 1st

Flag Recovery: Saturday, June 1st @ 8:00 a.m.

Contact Jim Thorpe ’78 at thorpejim@comcast.net if you’d like to volunteer with our effort to recover the flags, clean and store them.


Special note: There are 27 Aggies interned at this Cemetery. After initialĀ flag placement, a special group of Aggies will place a small Texas A&M flag at each grave site.


** If you cannot participate in person, but would still like to help, consider contributing to Flagsforfallenvets.com for the Houston National Cemetery. Donations help resupply flags, and cover transportation and storage. In the comments section, note that you are an Aggie with the Houston A&M Club. Any donation amount helps.