Volunteers Help Pick Up All Flags At The National Cemetery

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Through an out-pouring of support from the media and the public, the Chattanooga National Cemetery was able to pick up and secure all the U.S. 8”x12” flags that were placed on the gravesites for Memorial Day. The community effort allowed the Chattanooga National Cemetery to secure all flags within two days, which is usually a seven-day project.  

The cemetery received volunteers of all ages throughout the two days starting on Tuesday morning. 

"I am indescribably proud of the people of Chattanooga and the surrounding communities that supports the veterans and their families as well as the staff at Chattanooga National Cemetery," said Deborah Kendrick, Cemetery director.  "The value and importance of their efforts are evident from the day the first flag was placed on May 24 at 9 a.m. until the last flag was picked up today at 3:30 p.m.

"On behalf of the Chattanooga National Cemetery, the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council, and the Cherokee Scout Council, thank you for your support of our nation's heroes." 


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