Memorial Day Flag Planting & Pulling (Chalmette National Cemetery)


(29.9382,-90.0685)
 

Cause Areas

When

Fri May 25, 2018 07:30 AM - Tue May 29, 2018 11:30 AM

Where

8606 West St. Bernard HighwayNew Orleans, LA 70130

About

Volunteers are needed to assist with putting flags at every one of the national cemetery's 14,000+ headstones and markers. The Memorial Day volunteers projects are scheduled for

  • Friday, May 25 - flags will be put at every headstone and markers in the cemetery. The project begins at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until the job is done, usually 2-3 hours. The project requires walking and bending over. Volunteers will be outdoors in possible hot, humid, and buggy conditions and should be prepared with sunscreen, insect repellent, and closed-toe shoes.

  • Tuesday, May 29 - the flags will be picked up and repackaged for storage. The projects begins at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until the job is done, usually 3-4 hours. Picking up the flags requires walking and bending over. Repacking the flags for storage requires sitting and rolling the flags. Volunteers will be outdoors in possible hot, humid, and buggy conditions and should be prepared with sunscreen, insect repellent, and closed-toe shoes.

Open to volunteers of all ages.

To pre-register:

https://jelajazz.formstack.com/forms/memorialday

Skills

  • History
  • Relationship Building
  • Quilting

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 hours

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