Flag Placement at Ft. Sam National Cemetery @ Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio [26 May]

Flag Placement at Ft. Sam National Cemetery


27
26
May
16:45 - 19:00

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Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio, Texas 78234
Pack 485 will meet at the BBQ Station on Loop 410 access road (1610 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78209) at 4:45 and caravan/carpool to the Cemetery.

CEMETERY ETIQUETTE BE RESPECTFUL AT ALL TIMES! Some people will be at the cemetery to visit loved ones, so please be reverent at all times. Please no running, playing, shouting, or loud music at any time. Children should remain with an adult at all times.
Take only photos, leave only footprints. Flower arrangements may be placed by those visiting loved ones.
OPENING ASSEMBLY
Starts at 5:00 PM at the Assembly Area at the far southeast corner of the cemetery.
Plan to arrive by 4:30 PM due to high attendance and heavy traffic
Lasts about 15-20 minutes and includes a flag ceremony, the Pledge of Allegiance, welcome, and instructions for proper flag placement.
Registration allows for a count of the total attendance to track the growth of this event from year to year. Please click here to register. Registration only requires a name, number of adults, number of youth, and an email address.
Click here to view a map of the cemetery.
PROPER FLAG PLACEMENT
Flag Bins will remain sealed until 5:15 PM following the Opening Assembly at 5:00 PM at the Assembly Area.
Volunteers will be manning each Flag Bin. Please follow their instructions and be mindful of the proper flag placement procedures posted.
All flags should be placed centered one (1) foot out in front of the headstone. No flags should be placed on the backside of the headstone even if there is a name there.
The flags on each row of headstones should be in a straight line and at the same height.
Please DO NOT leave pennies on the headstones.

WHAT TO BRING
Bottled water
Sunscreen & hat
1 foot ruler to measure for proper flag placement
Screwdriver & mallet for ease in placing flags in the ground
Umbrella (if the weather calls for rain)
WHAT TO WEAR
Military, Scout, or other organization uniform & comfortable shoes for walking encouraged.
Corporate or other team shirt & comfortable shoes for walking encouraged.
MEMORIAL DAY
Please note there is NOT A FORMAL CEREMONY on Monday, May 30, 2016.
FLAG PICK UP FOLLOWING MEMORIAL DAY
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM.
Anyone is welcome; no registration required.
All flags will need to be wrapped into bundles of 10.
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