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Area Group To Place Flags For Veterans In 28 States

Louisville-based Flags4Vets will oversee the placement of more than 100 thousand flags on veterans’ graves Saturday.

This is Flags4Vets’ fourth Veterans Day flag-placing. The organization started in 2006 in Louisville, but has expanded to 28 states. Locally, the ceremony will begin at 11:00 am. Volunteers are welcome to help distribute seven thousand flags in the Cave Hill veterans’ area. Director Fred Moore says the ceremony will be preceded by a two-mile walk through the cemetery.

“But it isn’t free,” he says. “It’s a $20 paid event because that’s where we get the money to buy flags. We have walks and runs across the country that are actually the primary source of funding for the flags.”

The flag-placing, however, is free. Moore says he hopes to one day raise enough money to place flags on the millions of veterans’ graves around the world.

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Thousands Of Flags To Be Planted At Waterfront Park

By Andy Freudenburg

The 3rd Annual Flags4Vets event will be held this Memorial Day weekend at Waterfront Park.

Hundreds of volunteers will put up 25,000 American flags spelling out USA. The flags represent veteran graves and will take up hundreds of feet on the Great Lawn.

Flags4Vets Director Fred Moore says the event extends beyond Louisville.

“To buy thousands of flags for this memorial day vigil and then immediately after it we start sending these flags across the country to cemeteries, last year we sent flags to cemeteries in 17 states. And our goal is to eventually buy all the flags for the entire nation,” he said.

The event is open to the public.