• Vice Commander Jonathon Ralph

Flags In Ceremony

There is a tradition stated in 1948 at Arlington National Cemetery called Flags In. On the Saturday before Memorial Day, a U.S. Flag is placed in front of every grave marker in Arlington. This tradition has expanded to include all National Cemeteries. It has also expanded to many local cemeteries and is done by the VFW, The American Legion, and American Veterans organizations. Here in Patchogue, the three organizations come together to do all of the local cemeteries.

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The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

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