Volunteers needed to place flags at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery for Memorial Day

Flags For Fallen Vets in need of about 1,000 volunteers

SAN ANTONIO – A nonprofit group is looking for volunteers to place miniature flags at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to commemorate Memorial Day.

The nonprofit, Flags For Fallen Vets, has signed up about 2,000 volunteers but about 1,000 more are needed to place an estimated 140,000 flags at the cemetery, said Morrison R. (Bob) Fussner II, founder and president of the group.

The placement of flags is scheduled for 9 a.m. on May 26.

Volunteers are also needed for the removal of the flags at 9 a.m. on June 1.

If you’re interested in volunteering, send an email to flagsforfallenvets@yahoo.com and include the following information: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, your name and how many people will be helping. Fussner will send you an email to confirm registration.

Flags For Fallen Vets will place flags at national cemeteries in Colorado, Florida and Texas. The nonprofit placed over 650,000 flags last year and expects to exceed 725,000 this year, Fussner said.

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