Sat, May 25|
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
National Memorial Cemetery Flag Placement
On Memorial Day weekend, the cemetery, with assistance from volunteer organizations, places flags on each gravesite.
Time & Location
May 25, 2019, 6:30 AM
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA
About The Event
06:30 - Show up and find the group. We could all wear our Tye Dye so we will be easy to find. We know it is early, however, we will be done in time for a nap before the house concert that evening!
07:00 - Instructions and a little thank you speech. Get tools (if we haven't already) and get started. It's very easy and not physically challenging to do. We can work in pairs - one person pokes a whole and one puts a flag in the whole. There is a lot of walking. Each group will pick an area and work until all the graves have flags.
As we do after all good volunteer activities, we will find a place for late breakfast/early lunch.
Where to meet: Meet by the information center at the end of the street you enter on before it splits. You can park along the side of the main road inside the cemetery and walk or park outside on Pinnacle Peak (most likely not necessary unless you get there really late).
What to bring: Remember a hat and water as there is not much shade in some areas. It shouldn’t be too hot but still need to hydrate. Also wear sturdy shoes - the tools require you to push in with your foot. It’s not difficult but flip flops won’t cut it. We recommend hiking sandals or tennis shoes.
Parrot Heads: Wear your Club t-shirt if you have one!