Memorial Day ceremonies are a tradition with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Our Post, C. V. Cummings Chapel Hill Post 9100, does more than a solitary event on Memorial Day. We start with flag placement at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, May 28th, 2016.
Post members, American Legionnaires, Boy Scouts and local citizens join together at 6:30 a.m. to place flags on all identifiable veteran graves.
We invite you to attend to observe or participate. If you have a family member buried at the cemetery, we can provide you with a flag for placement.
At 8 a.m. on Saturday the post will conduct a traditional Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony. Prayers, a narrative of the history of Memorial Day, and a reading of the original holiday General Order will precede the sounding of TAPS. This service will be repeated on Monday, May 30th, the official holiday.
Parents are encouraged to have their kids attend the Saturday services. It will put meaning back into a “super sale” day at local shopping centers. Come early and watch the placement of flags and the early morning sun illuminate the cemetery with the first rays of sunlight. It will bring you back each year.
Participating veterans are encouraged to join the Post for a Saturday no-host breakfast at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant. It is just up US 15-501 at I-85.
Sometimes we miss a grave, because the family did not order a grave marker from the VA and there are nothing tells us that a veteran is buried at a grave. Grave markers for veterans are provided free of charge to a family for their veteran. We can assist families with getting a headstone, surface stone, or the new medallion for a family stone. Learn more
VFW placed flags remain in position from Saturday to about Tuesday, May 31th.