Join Memorial Day flag placement at Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery

Join Memorial Day flag placement at Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery

by Joseph Alotto, Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery
Stripes Europe

The American Battle Monuments Commission hosts a special tradition at the American cemeteries for Memorial Day. An American flag and a host-nation flag are placed in front of every headstone. Because this can be a huge undertaking depending on the size of the cemetery, volunteers help with this effort.

Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery has 4,153 headstones, and we are excited to welcome volunteers to help in this important service project to prepare for our Memorial Day ceremony.

We will place American and French flags on each of our headstones on: Saturday 28 May 2022 at 1000 AM

Volunteers gather for flag placement as part of Memorial Day celebration.
Volunteers gather for flag placement as part of Memorial Day celebration. Photo from Joseph Alotto.

Headstone flag placement Service Project at:

Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery

 

Le Cimetière Américain

54470 Thiaucourt-Regniéville,

France

 

For those that are interested in participating, please RSVP no later than Monday, 16 May 2022 to:

saint-mihiel@abmc.gov or call +33 (0)3 83 80 01 01.

 

This event is family friendly, stroller/wheelchair accessible and parking is available on-site.

 

Note: The Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery will host the Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, 29 May 2022 at 1000 AM. This event is open to the general public. No RSVP required.

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