Flags For Fallen Vets, Inc.


UPDATE FOR 2015: BEFORE WE CAN POST OUR VOLUNTEER FORM FOR 2015 WE HAVE TO REQUEST APPROVAL FROM ALL CEMETERIES FOR 2015. TO DATE WE HAVE DFW NATIONAL, AND HOUSTON NATIONAL. WE ARE STILL WAITING ON FLORIDA NATIONAL, SARASOTA NATIONAL, SOUTH FLORIDA NATIONAL AND FORT SNELLING NATIONAL.

ONCE WE RECEIVE ALL APPROVALS THEN THE FORM WILL APPEAR ON OUR SITE. YOU WILL NOTICE MANY CHANGES TO THE VOLUNTEER FORM FOR 2015 PLUS  NEW PROGRAMS ONCE YOU ARE ENROLLED.

THERE ARE NO CARRY OVERS FROM PREVIOUS PLACEMENTS. EVERYONE MUST RE-REGISTER.

NEXT YEAR WE WILL PLACE OVER 450,000 FLAGS AT 6 NATIONAL CEMETERIES.

ALL DUE TO OUR GREAT VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS.




THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS THAT MADE THIS YEARS FLAG PLACEMENT AT 3 NATIONAL CEMETERIES A SUCCESS. NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT ALL YOUR SUPPORT.

EACH YEAR WE LEARN FROM WHAT WENT RIGHT AND WRONG AND WILL BE MAKING APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENT TO ENSURE THE 2015 PLACEMENT AT 5 NATIONAL CEMETERIES GOES SMOOTHLY.

ONCE AGAIN, ALL OF YOU DID A GREAT THING IN COMING OUT TO HONOR ALL OUR VETERANS AT REST WITH AN INDIVIDUAL FLAG PLACEMENT.

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THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE OVER 6500 VOLUNTEERS PLACING OVER 230,000 AMERICAN FLAGS AT 3 NATIONAL CEMETERIES.

IN 2015 AND BEYOND WE WILL PROCEED TO THE FINAL 9 CEMETERIES WHICH DO NOT HONOR OUR VETERANS WITH AN INDIVIDUAL FLAG PLACEMENT FOR MEMORIAL DAY. THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SARASOTA NATIONAL CEMETERY    SUNDAY MAY 24, 2015
SARASOTA, FL  4,000+ VETERANS

SOUTH FLORIDA NATIONAL CEMETERY  SATURDAY MAY 23, 2015
LAKE WORTH, FL  11,000+ VETERANS

FORT SNELLING NATIONAL CEMETERY      SATURDAY MAY 23 & SUNDAY MAY 24, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  200,000+ VETERANS

INDIANTOWN GAP NATIONAL CEMETERY   SUNDAY MAY 28, 2016
ANNVILLE, PA  39,000+ VETERANS

NATIONAL CEMETERY OF THE ALLEGHENIES SUNDAY MAY 28, 2016
BRIDGEVILLE, PA  6,000+ VETERANS

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY  SUNDAY MAY 27, 2017
STURGIS, SD  24,000+ VETERANS


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY NATIONAL CEMETERY  SUNDAY MAY 26, 2018
SANTA NELLA, CA.  35,000+ VETERANS


RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY      SUNDAY MAY 26, 2019
RIVERSIDE, CA  212,000+ VETERANS 

MIRAMAR NATIONAL CEMETERY   
SUNDAY MAY 26, 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA  1,200+ VETERANS

532,200 + VETERANS AND GROWING THAT ARE STILL NOT BEING HONORED WITH AN INDIVIDUAL AMERICAN FLAG. MORE NATIONAL CEMETERIES ARE BEING ADDED EACH YEAR. LET'S HOPE THE CITIES AND TOWNS AROUND THESE FINAL RESTING PLACES OF OUR FALLEN VETERANS ARE AS PATRIOTIC AS THE OTHER 117 NATIONA
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CLICK LINK BELOW FOR ABC NEWS COVERAGE FOR BUSHNELL.
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-citrus-hernando/flags-for-fallen-vets-seeks-volunteers-to-help-place-memorial-day-flags?autoplay=true




It’s not a simple task in Sumter County – rounding up about 3,000 volunteers. Just ask the heads of any organization or club here, finding volunteers is never a simple matter. Typically, it’s the same people who seem always willing to offer their time.
But Bob Fussner II is determined that he will find the volunteers that are necessary.
Fussner is the president of Flags for Fallen Vets, a national project aimed at honoring all the heroes at rest at national cemeteries by placing an individual American flag on each gravesite of a veteran.
That’s a hefty challenge as the group sets its sights on the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
There are more than 120,000 veterans and spouses buried at the cemetery. That requires many flags and many volunteers.
But Fussner is hopeful that by spreading the word locally, the volunteers will come and help with the mission.
The placement date, the first of its kind at the Bushnell cemetery, is planned for 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 25.
Corporate support provides substantial assistance with the cost but there are individual opportunities to contribute to the cause and to donate time.
If you’d like more information about the operation, go to www.flagsforfallenvets.com or call 817-798-9414.




WHILE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AND HOUSTON ARE AWARE OF THIS I WAS CALLED WITH A MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION. WHERE DO THE FLAGS COME FROM.

LET ME ASSURE YOU EVERY FLAG PLACED IS AMERICAN MADE WITH AMERICAN MATERIALS AND ASSEMBLED IN AMERICA. WE WOULD NEVER PUT ANY TYPE OF FOREIGN MADE FLAG ON OUR VETERANS FINAL RESTING PLACE. PERIOD!!


Jan 31 at 8:02 PM





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The Houston National Cemetery is one of our new Cemeteries for Flag Placement in 2013. Individual Flags have NOT been placed on each Grave Site since 1999.

The Cemetery was established in 1964 and has over 80,000 Veterans and Spouses Interred, this number should rise to 85,000 by Memorial Day 2013. There are currently 4 Medal of Honor Recipients Interned here. Anyone wishing to  make a Donation or Volunteer for This Years Flag Placement and Removal please click the contact us link or the doanation link above. Our hope is to place Flags at the Houston National Cemeteries this year and beyond.


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