Cape Canaveral National Cemetery Commemorates Flag Day With Avenue of Stars and Stripes

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Flag Day celebrates adoption of flag in 1777

Davey “Papad” Dattoli, Carol Collet, and Robert “Buffalo Bob” Collet pose with the Stars and Stripes on The Avenue of Flags at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery

BREVARD COUNTY • MIMS, FLORIDA – This past week, members of the Deland based Patriot Guard Riders assisted Cape Canaveral National Cemetery staff with displaying the Avenue of Flags in recognition of Flag Day on June 14.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Generally, a burial flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service for a Veteran.

Families of Veterans may donate the burial flag of their loved one to be included in the Avenue of Flags program.

The Avenue of Flags is a display of respect for the service performed by our nation’s Veterans, and they will line the main entrance way of Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and to observe the Wreaths Across America ceremony normally held the second Saturday in December.

ABOVE VIDEO: Location of Cape Canaveral National Cemetary in Mims, 5525 U.S. 1, Mims, FL 32754.

“The Avenue of Flags is an additional compliment to the overall landscape of our new national cemetery and helps us continue the mission of maintaining national cemeteries as national shrines, sacred to the honor and memory of those  interred or memorialized here,” said cemetery director Don Murphy.

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“It is a great way for families of deceased Veterans to donate their flag and enjoy the beauty of it on display along the main entrance drive each time they visit these hallowed grounds when the Avenue of Flags are on display.”

CLICK HERE for more information about the Avenue of Flags program or call the cemetery administration office at 321-383-2638.