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Volunteers To Place 5,000 Flags

On Saturday May 25, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 609, American Legion Post 1775 along with other veterans and volunteers will place more than 5,000 American flags at the graves at Alexandria National Cemetery, 1450 Wilkes St., Alexandria.

It is the oldest veterans cemetery in the U.S., established in 1862.

After the flags have been placed, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will host a cookout for all volunteers.

On Saturday June 1, at 9 a.m. the flags will be taken up and stored. Coffee, milk, Juice and donuts will be provided.

Park on Wilkes Street outside the gates to Alexandria National Cemetery.