U.S. Flags to Line Cemetery Entrances Throughout Cumberland County During Fayetteville’s 31 Day Salute
Army’s Army continues biannual tradition through volunteer support
Fayetteville, NC – May 24, 2013 – As part of this year’s 31 Day Salute, Fayetteville’s month-long salute to soldiers, veterans and their families, The Army’s Army will be placing over 2000 flags at the entrances of thirteen cemeteries in and around Cumberland County. Recurring annually on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, this event allows the community to come together and say thank you to its veterans, as well as those heroes no longer with us.
“Memorial Day is an important day in Cumberland County and, as a sanctuary community for soldiers, veterans and their families, it is important for us to take the time to honor the sacrifices of our military heroes,” commented Janine West, Executive Director of The Army’s Army. “As in previous years, this year we are lucky to have many Army’s Army members volunteering to help with this special tribute.”
The memorial flag placing has been an annual event since 2006, when it was started by Cumberland County’s Society of Patriots to honor both the veterans living in the community as well as its fallen warriors. To see pictures from last year’s flag placing, please visit The Army’s Army Flickr page, here.
The Memorial Day flag placements will begin at LaFayette Memorial Park on Friday, May 24 at 11 A.M. Anyone interested in volunteering to help should contact Janine West with The Army’s Army at (910) 709-9671 or [email protected].
For more information on The Army’s Army, visit www.armysarmy.com or www.brieffromthefront.com.
About The Army’s Army:
The Army’s Army is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization made up of citizens and businesses who have pledged their support to those in the military. We do everything we can to make soldiers, veterans and their families feel welcome, appreciated and safe. The Army’s Army is dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us©.” For additional information, please visit www.armysarmy.com or www.brieffromthefront.com