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Flying Flags For Heroes

National Commander's Project



As we look ahead to warmer weather, now is the time to think about outdoor projects that the Sons of The American Legion can participate in.

One such activity is our National Commander Michael Fox’s “Flying Flags for Heroes” project. Commander Fox has a goal of flagging 1 million veterans graves this year and he is asking for your help in this endeavor. Every member is challenged to place a minimum of two American Flags this year; place one for a veteran you know and another for a second veteran you also wish to pay tribute to. Our Nation’s veterans need to be honored every day, not just on a holiday, so this project can be done throughout this coming Spring and Summer.

To assist you in setting up your event, the website above has been developed.  A step-by-step guide is available for your use along with many other materials including information on:

  1. Obtaining or purchasing grave marker flags.
  2. How to contact your local cemetery.
  3. Getting other groups to participate with your Squadron (Boy Scouts, youth groups, local companies, churches, etc.).
  4. Registering your event on the website, posting pictures, and reporting the number of flags placed.
  5. Requesting a National representative to attend.
  6. Promoting your event in the local press, radio, television and social media.

This is a project that literally every a Squadron can participate in. Many of you are already familiar with this simple but honorable tribute since you have done it before for Memorial Day.

Let’s show how New York can place many flags in assisting the Sons of The American Legion in reaching the one million mark this year! Thank you for your participation!!


PDC R.J. Avery


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