Help us place a flag on every grave at Houston National Cemetery.
Over 800,000 veterans have been laid to rest at 126 national cemeteries across America. Houston National Cemetery is one of twelve cemeteries that have no flags placed on grave sites on Memorial Day. Yet, over 65,000 vets are interred there.
Click below to listen to Mack talk to Bob Fussner, President of Flags For Fallen Vets.
Flags For Fallen Vets has taken up the challenge. And, KSEV has joined them. A group of Houston volunteers, businesses and individuals, have donated the funds necessary to purchase the 65,000 flags needed. And, we’ll gather Sunday morning, May 26, 2013 at 8:00 am. The flags will be placed, one at a time, on each grave site honoring each veteran interred there.
Click below to hear Bob Fussner, President of Flags For Fallen Vets, talk about how the event got started.
We have reached our financial goal!
Thank you! All 65,000 flags have been purchased! Donations received now will be applied to expenses relating to storage of flags and supplies for next year’s event.
Click here to make a donation.
Over 1,000 KSEV listeners have volunteered to place the flags on Sunday morning, May 26, 2013. Our thanks to the businesses and organizations that stepped up to join us. It will take about 3 hours to place flags on all 65,000 graves. Applications received now will be held on a waiting list. If an opening develops, you’ll be contacted by Flags For Fallen Vets.
Here’s what you need to know about placing the flags on May 26, 2013.
Listen to Bob Fussner describe Houston National Cemetery, what will happen on Sunday, May 26, 2013, parking and flag protocol.
Here are the details:
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77038
Park on any roadway on the right side of the road.
Proceed to your assigned section and arrive by 8:00 am. Your section number is included on the details provided by Flags For Fallen Vets. Instructions from team leaders will begin at 8:00 am including proper flag placement and proper protocols at a National Cemetery.
Never stand, sit or lean against ANY grave marker.
Do not touch anything on or around a marker.
Place flags properly.
Dress casual but respectful. Most likely, you’ll take a knee to place the flags.
Click here to download the full list of instructions from Flags For Fallen Vets.
Click here to visit the Flags For Fallen Vets web site.
Our thanks to the following groups for their donations and volunteer efforts.
Freer Gun Shop
3G Delivery Service in Houston.
Hot Dog Zilla of Houston.
Check A Pro
Innovative Skylights and Attics
North American Metals
Maintenance Design Group
Capitol Fire Protection Engineering
The Hunton Group
Poop N Scoop
Allstate Helping Hands
American Packing and Gasket
Century 21 Hardee Team Realty
Yellow Rose Home Inspection
Boy Scout Troop 1852 of Missouri City
Boy Scout Troop 202
Boy Scout Troop 471
Boy Scout Troop 99
Girl Scout Troop 19406
Cub Scout Pack 1332
Cub Scout Pack 886
Cub Scout Pack 558
Cub Scout Pack 293
Houston Texas A&M Club
Spring Tomball Pathfinders Pioneers
Village of Pleak Volunteer Fire Department
Cypress Cowboy Church
America‘s Girl natural pageant system
Help Our Military Endure (HOME)
International Assn of Administrative Professionals
Aristol Classical Academy
Champion Forest Baptist Church
Conroe Cougars Pathfinder Club
America’s Girl pageant
International Association of Administrative Professionals
West University Elementary School
Military Partnership Committee HCRP
SOF K9 Memorial Foundation
New Hope Church
Kingwood Tea Party
Houston Young Republicans
US Army Veterans Support Command
Shield Christian Coop
Rig Riders of Houston
Civil Air Patrol Sam Houston Composite Squadron
First Texas Volunteers
Boy Scout Troop 1111
Boy Scout Troop 889 of the Woodlands
Flags for Fallen Vets is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s vets. All contributions are tax deductible.
Listen to AM 700 KSEV for details and updates.