Volunteer Call: Update on Flag Pickups

This is a news release from Chattanooga National Cemetery Director Deborah Kendrick

"Through an out-pouring of support from the media and the public, the Chattanooga National Cemetery was able to pick up and secure all the US 8”x12”flags that were placed on the gravesites for Memorial Day. The community effort allowed us to secure all flags within two days, which is usually a seven-day project.
The cemetery received volunteers of all ages throughout the two days starting on Tuesday morning.
I am indescribably proud of the people of Chattanooga and the surrounding communities that support the veterans and their families as well as the staff at Chattanooga National Cemetery. The value and importance of their efforts are evident from the day the first flag was placed on May 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. until the last flag was picked up today at noon.

On behalf of the Chattanooga National Cemetery, the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council, and the Cherokee Scout Council, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR NATIONS HEROES."

Ringgold (WDEF) – The flags will remain flying at the Catoosa County Courthouse for another week.

But they city could use help taking them down next week.

Ringgold Mayor Barger asks anyone who can help, to show up Monday morning at 9AM at the First Baptist Church parking lot.

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