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Flag Removal and Bundle

Saturday, June 3, 2023

8:00 am

The Georgia National Cemetery Advisory Council wants to thank you for your wonderful support.  Honoring those who have served their country and given their lives in defense of this great nation, is an emotional experience that we must share with our younger generation(s).  Thank you for assisting and providing that honor this year and for years to come.

The Georgia National Cemetery Advisory Council conducts and controls this program.  Accordingly, the removal of the flags are also the responsibility of the Georgia National Cemetery Advisory Council.  Cemetery employees are not responsible for the removal.  As beautiful as the flags are, they cannot remain.  On Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 8:00 am we will begin the removal of all the flags from the gravesites and also from the Columbarium's.  The flags must then be placed in bundles secured with rubber bands and placed into the storage containers for use next year.  Stage at the Public Information Center which is the building to the right just after entering the cemetery.  Council personnel will be there to provide you with guidance.  After everyone is clear on the procedures, we will disperse to the various sections of the cemetery to begin the removal.  The entire process of removing the flags, placing them in bundles and then in the storage containers will take approximately two hours depending on the amount of assistance.  The more the support from the public, the faster the process.  The removal of the flags is mandatory and must be conducted on a Saturday as no interment services are conducted on Saturday.  Accordingly, the removal will take place rain or shine.  Bring water with you to stay hydrated.  Remember, this is hallowed ground.  No horseplay, no music, no loud or boisterous activity.  Please come out and join us in removing the flags.  The Georgia National Cemetery Advisory Council thanks you for your continued support.

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