Flags for Memorial Day Remembrance

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Several local service, heritage, historical, and patriotic organizations will place U.S. Flags at local cemeteries to honor veterans for Memorial Day. Some participating groups are listed below. Youth and the community are invited to assist with placing the flags to honor veterans.

Monday, May 29, 8:30am
College Station Cemetery, 2530 Texas Avenue South, College Station
The flags are given by the National Sojourners. Community groups will place 887 flags. Ellen Horner, assisted by Rose Smith and  Bob & Jane Cohen, coordinates the flag memorial placements and maintains the list of veterans to honor.

Sunday, May 28, 2pm
Aggie Field of Honor, 3800 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy, College Station
Sojourners will place 119 flags.

The week before Memorial Day, flag placements will be expanded to both Bryan cemeteries
Bryan City Cemetery, 111 S Texas Ave, Bryan with 934 flags
Oakwood Cemetery, Hwy 21 & 19th/West MLK St, Bryan with 188 flags
The flags have been donated by DAR-William Scott chapter, National Sojourners, and Wreaths Across America-Gold Star Help. Volunteers from Marine Corps League, Student Veterans Associations of Blinn College and Texas A&M University, and Wells Fargo Bank.

Groups helping with flag placement include:

  • Ellen Horner is Flag Coordinator, College Station
  • Hank Salzmann is President of Brazos Valley Chapter of National Sojourners.
  • Henry Hill is Secretary of Brazos Valley Chapter of National Sojourners.
  • John Hale is Commander of Heroes of ’76 of National Sojourners.
  • George Nelson is President of Independence Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution.
  • Shawn Carlson is Regent of the La Villita Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Mary Shearer is Regent of the William Scott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Melissa Craig is Regent of Come and Take It Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Laura Harding is Senior President of Brazos De Dios Society of Children of the American Revolution.
  • David Fuller is Master of Sul Ross Masonic Lodge.
  • Kim Feldman is President of Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society.
  • Ellen Fuller is Wreaths Across America College Station/Bryan/Brazos Valley Volunteer Co-Chair
  • The assistance from the College Station and Bryan Parks & Rec teams, as well as Bryan GIS, is greatly appreciated.

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May to commemorate U.S. military men and women who died in all wars in service to our country. Memorial Day is about coming together to honor those who gave their all. Take the time to be thankful for freedom and our right to vote. Our American tradition includes an obligation to remember and honor the sacrifices made by our military men and women to assure our freedom, safety and right to vote.

The U.S. flags are placed on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, to honor those who served in the military for our country to assure our safety, freedom, and right to vote. The flags help show respect and acknowledge that the veterans’ contributions to our national security are remembered and to underscore the fact that all those who served have sacrificed and done their duty.