Gravestone Flags and Markers
For nearly two decades Chalfont VFW Post 3258 has been honored to care of the American Flag placement at nine local cemeteries to give the respect to those that have served this great nation.
We assemble at St John Neuman’s Cemetery on county line road at 0800 on the day designated for flag placement. Volunteers from local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the recent addition of a youth group from St Jude’s Church come together to assist the Post on this day of honor. Prayers are said by our chaplain and all volunteers are reminded of the hallowed ground we are about to walk on. Sections are given to each group and directions as to the order of flag placement are put forth. Old tattered flags are removed, then military markers are replaced or straightened and new American flags are installed in the markers. Tattered flags are rounded up for storage at Post members home for later retirement at a formal ceremony in October.
Within 2 to 2.5 hours one of the most beautiful transitions will occur. A tapestry of flowing Red, White and Blue flags (over 2,200) appears before all that have had their heads down but now look up to see the culmination of their deeds. This is a striking tribute to all those that have served this great nation. We salute you all.
The flag replacement by our Post also occurs at 8 other cemeteries within a couple days.
This event is one that Chalfont VFW Post 3258 looks forward to as we honor our comrades each and every year. Thank you to all of you that give of their time on this great day.