What Is On Display?
Approximately 250 3’x5’ US flags will be placed along 1,600 to 1,700 feet of the central roadway in the cemetery as a week-long walk-through and drive-through display. These flags will be on display from Sunday to Sunday the week of Veterans Day. Watch Video
You're Invited to the Opening Ceremony
There will be a dedication ceremony at 2:00 PM the Sunday before Veterans Day. All members of the public are invited to attend to show support for all veterans and gratitude for their sacrifice. In addition to a featured speaker, there will also be special music and also special awards for students and civilian supporters. The featured tribute this year will be the spouses auxiliary organizations that provide much of the "behind the scenes" support for the various Veteran Service Organizations in our area.
Participation is Welcome
Individuals and families may sponsor a flag in honor of a current or former member of the military of their choice. The veteran may be living or deceased and if
deceased, does not have to be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. The sponsorship levels are $25, $50, & $100 or bronze, silver, or gold respectively. An ID card will be made for each honoree and each ID card will be attached to a flag. There will only be one card attached to a flag. 2018 sponsorships will be accepted beginning July 1, 2018.
Single or combined sponsorships of $50 or more will be also receive additional items as a special expression of appreciation.
Your Participation Will Make A Difference
Our military personnel and Veterans make sacrifices and endure the consequence of service whether on the field of battle or here at home. PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and service related injuries are more prevalent and impact more families and friends than ever before. Veterans returning home from deployment and those separating from service, experience tremendous obstacles when attempting to become acclimated or re-acclimated to state-side life. The pressures of adjustment are extreme for both the service member and their families. In addition, all families of Vets will face the loss of their Veteran loved one just as they lose other loved ones. Veterans Service Organizations and Veteran Support Organizations exist to address the many challenges associated with these often daunting burdens. The Flags of Glory effort, with your participation as a Flag sponsor and advocate, assists these organizations with their missions both through financial aid and through dramatic displays of the American Flag that serve as a reminder to young and old why military service must always be honored and respected.