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Operation: Flags for Vets November 7, 2020

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Operation: Flags for Vets will again be honoring our beloved veterans by placing over 77,000 flags at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne for Veterans Day on Saturday November 7.
Due to covid-19 and restrictions by the VA we have changed our policies. (1) There will not be an opening program.
(2) No walk-ins will be allowed. Vehicles only.
(3) Volunteers are asked to stagger their arrivals between 10AM and 4PM.
(4) Volunteers will be greeted at the cemetery entrance and given a map with designated sections to place flags. Please do not request sections. Flags will be at the sections.
(5) Those wishing to place a single flag at a loved one’s grave site will be allowed to do so.
(6) Masks are mandatory! Gloves and hand sanitizer are recommended.
(7) Please place flags behind the grave markers, center of marker, in the sod 3″ deep. Bring long-handled screwdrivers to make starter holes.
(8) If you are assigned to place flags at one of the columbaria, please place the flags in the grass in front of the columbaria not in the gravel.
(9) We will need about a dozed pickup trucks to help deliver totes of flags to each of the sections. If you can help, please arrive at the cemetery by 8AM to receive your assignments.
FOR THE FLAG REMOVAL ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15.
(1) Please arrive between 10AM and 2PM. Vehicles only.
(2) Sections will be assigned at the cemetery entrance.
(3) Masks are mandatory; gloves and hand sanitizer recommended.
(4) Bundle flags 12 to a bundle and place in totes at the sections.
(5) Since we will be replacing all the flags for our Memorial Day placement, volunteers may bring home as many bundles as they like.
(6) Again, we will need about a dozen pickups by 8AM. to distribute and pickup totes.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP AND COOPERATION

Details

Date:
November 7
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1100921463671223/

Venue

National Cemetery at Bourne
Connery Ave
Bourne, MA 02542 United States
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