Flags For Fallen Vets, Inc is a Non-Profit 501 (c) 3 Organization
SARASOTA NATIONAL CEMETERY SUNDAY MAY 24, 2015
SARASOTA, FL 7,500+ VETERANS
SOUTH FLORIDA NATIONAL CEMETERY SATURDAY MAY 23, 2015
LAKE WORTH, FL 16,500+ VETERANS
FORT SNELLING NATIONAL CEMETERY SATURDAY MAY 23 & SUNDAY MAY 24, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 250,000+ VETERANS
INDIANTOWN GAP NATIONAL CEMETERY SUNDAY MAY 28, 2016
ANNVILLE, PA 44,000+ VETERANS
NATIONAL CEMETERY OF THE ALLEGHENIES SUNDAY MAY 28, 2016
BRIDGEVILLE, PA 6,800+ VETERANS
BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY SUNDAY MAY 27, 2017
STURGIS, SD 25,000+ VETERANS
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY NATIONAL CEMETERY SUNDAY MAY 26, 2018
SANTA NELLA, CA. 37,000+ VETERANS
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY SUNDAY MAY 26, 2019
RIVERSIDE, CA 221,000+ VETERANS
MIRAMAR NATIONAL CEMETERY SUNDAY MAY 26, 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA 1,200+ VETERANS
THERE ARE STILL OVER 550,000 VETERANS AND GROWING THAT ARE 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 122 NATIONAL CEMETERIES ARE.«
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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.