Flags4Vets National Memorial Day Vigil

From Flags4Vets

LOUISVILLE, KY - Flags4Vets 7th Annual National Memorial Day Vigil will take place at Noon on Saturday, May 24, at Waterfront Park. Co-hosting this event, with Flags4Vets, will be Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and Congressman John Yarmuth, both long-time supporters of Flags4Vets and of many other patriotic causes. This event is open to everyone.

Flags4Vets, Administrator of the event, invites all Kentuckiana Citizens to attend a short ceremony presided over by The Honorable Mayor Greg Fischer, starting on Saturday, May 24 at Noon. Following the ceremony, volunteers will begin placing 15,000 grave flags, one-by-one, spelling out USA in a 170 by 450 foot pattern.  The project is expected to be completed by nightfall.  It is not necessary to sign up or register to volunteer.  JUST SHOW UP!  Volunteers may help for a couple of hours, or just stop by to place a flag or two in tribute to members of their family who now serve, or have served, in the United States Armed Forces, or as other First Responders.

Fred Moore, Director of Flags4Vets, said: "The goal of Flags4Vets is for Louisville to become the permanent location of the National Memorial Day Vigil.  The NMDV has grown, from its inception seven years ago, to placing flags on Veterans' graves in forty-two states."

This family oriented event will provide children and adults alike the opportunity to show Veterans and First Responders that we appreciate the sacrifices they have made to protect us and ensure our freedom.

After Memorial Day, just like in each of the last six years, the 15,000 flags will be collected and distributed across the USA to be placed on veterans' graves.  6,000 of the flags will be held in reserve to honor the graves of veterans in the Kentuckiana area.

Flags4Vets is a National certified non-profit 501(c)(3).  The mission of Flags4Vets is to privately fund U.S. Flags for every U.S. Veteran's grave and to organize a corps of volunteers to place those flags on Veterans' graves. Further; we advance the cause of the U.S. Flag through educational outreach programs and events to the general public, schools, scouting groups, veterans' organizations, corporations, clubs, and other interested parties.  We have placed U.S. Flags on the graves of U.S. Veterans in 42 states.

You can help by making a tax deductible donation at www.Flags4Vets.com.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact:

Fred Moore, Director, Flags4Vets
The National Flags for Veterans Graves Program
Phone:  502-931-0374