Plant Flags to Honor Veterans

1 day

Summary

Plant flags on graves of veterans at a local cemetery to honor their service and sacrifice to our country.


Description

Plant flags on graves of veterans at a local cemetery to honor their service and sacrifice to our country.

Contact a local cemetery and ask if the Unit can plant flags to honor veterans. Contacting a local American Legion, VFW organization, Sons of the American Revolution chapter may also provide leads for opportunities, and additional help and resources in the activity.

Typically, this activity is done on either Veterans Day or Memorial Day.

This activity offers community service hours for Scouts.

Requirements:
Flags. The local veterans organization may be a source of flags. Other sources include:

COVID
To make this activity more COVID safe, provide flags from a central location in bags that can be picked up by participants. Have participants RSVP, so you can assign times, and specific gravestones to have flags planted. They participants can individually go.

Veterans Day
Celebrated on November 11 of each year in the U.S.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day

Memorial Day
Celebrated on the last Monday of May in the U.S. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day