Fort Logan National Cemetery Memorial Day Flags will be placed on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 9:00AM and will be retrieved on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 8:00AM.
The Colorado Patriot Guard will be meeting as a group on both May 28th and June 3rd. We will stage at the intersection of Kansas Street and Denver Drive. This is just inside of the North Gate (Sheridan Blvd.) of Fort Logan. We will stage at 8:15AM on May 28th and at 7:15AM on June 3rd.
Please bring gloves and many find it helpful to have a screwdriver to be used to make holes in order to make Flag placement a bit easier.
Instructions: FLAG PLACEMENT:
Measure 12" from headstone – CENTERED
Pre-hole ground using a screwdriver - 5" deep (ground may be hard)
Do NOT PUSH down on the TOP of Flags – they WILL BREAK; push from the base of flag staff
FLAGS – ONLY in FRONT of headstones. NEVER in back, even if there is a name
COLUMBARIUMS –1 FLAG in front of each column, in the gravel trench right in front
NEVER MOVE anything at a grave. Place your FLAG next to any objects as central as possible
SAY EACH VETERANS NAME as you place a flag – THANK THEM for their service
Please – When your area is done, help other areas until cemetery is complete
RETURN all Unused FLAGS / Rubber bands – We recycle & reuse all Flags
Remove any TRASH – we leave the cemetery in PRISTINE condition