Memorial Day 2016

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 05:00 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 13:00

This year, we will be holding a large event in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend. We will be placing 10,000 flags representing our fallen service members and first responders with personalized memorial cards attached to many of them.

As you can imagine, this endeavor requires a lot of volunteers and community support to ensure the success of the event.

During the event, we ask that volunteers try to wear a red shirt.

Here is a basic breakdown of the weekend and what you will be doing:

Thursday and Friday are set up days. The first part of Thursday morning, we will be unloading the supplies from the truck. We will use the daylight (0600-1800) to lay out the flag grid and place flags.

Overnight volunteers (1800-0600) will be there (as required by National Parks Service) to man the display. If you are a night owl, this is great for you. Unfortunately, there is no camping/sleeping allowed. If volunteers chose this shift, you must be awake. There will be chairs, snacks, beverages, etc. Feel free to bring your iPads or whatever you need to keep busy!

Saturday through Monday during the day (0600-1800) will be a very active time. You will help man the display, talk passerby about Operation Honor Our Heroes (if they ask), and just be present. On Monday morning, we will have a small, informal memorial ceremony at 0930.

Tuesday we will break down the display and loading the truck.

If you know any friends and family, or any groups you belong to (all ages welcome) that might be interested in helping out, please forward this information along to them along with our contact information! Here is a link to the public facebook event:


JFK Hockey Fields, National Mall 20245 Washington, DC
United States