National Sojourners gives you the opportunity to help honor the veteran
This Monday, you can help National Sojourners honor veterans at College Station Cemeteries
BRYAN, Texas — Several organizations are partnering with National Sojourners and inviting you to help place American flags in City of College Station cemeteries. The mission of the event is to honor veterans for Memorial Day.
Bob Cohen, with the Sons of the American Revolution and the Brazos Valley Chapter of the National Sojourners, said they have been honoring veterans at College Station Cemetery for more than 35 years.
The organization, National Sojourners in College Station, started the annual tradition of honoring veterans in the 1980s.
“The Memorial Day is meant to honor those who have been killed in the service of the United States and it is one of the tributes we pay to those who have given their all for this country,” Cohen said.
The National Sojourners are providing more than 1,000 flags to be placed either in Aggie’s Field of Honor and Memorial Cemetery on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. or in College Station Cemetery on Mondays beginning at 8:15 a.m.
“I hope everyone understands that there is someone in front of them who made it possible for them to live the way they are today. Even me and I have been progressing for years. So over time, things have gotten better and hopefully they keep getting better,” Cohen said.
Organizations working with National Sojourners are Sons of the American Revolution, La Villita Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Brazos De Dios Society of Children of the American Revolution, The Master of Sul Ross Masonic Lodge, Brazos County Historical Commission, and Texas Research. Genealogical Society of Hikers.
Cohen said volunteers can come to the cemetery to check in and receive their assignments before placing flags.
When you arrive at the cemetery, you must first check in to receive your section assignment and flags. To easily place the flags in the ground, volunteers are encouraged to bring a screwdriver in case the ground is too hard or dry.
Flag locations and placement time:
- Aggie’s Field of Honor and Memorial Cemetery
Day: Sunday May 29
Location: 3800 Raymond Stotzer Drive
- College Station Cemetery –
Day: Monday, May 30
Location: 2630 Texas Avenue South
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