Rehoming Burial Flags
of 64 Unclaimed Veterans
All Military Branches
Williston Park, NY - 08/13/2022
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission:
The members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 32 are the guardians of 120 encased burial flags, as they are listed as the next of kin of record of these indigent veterans who have no known family. These veterans are interred mostly at Calverton National Cemetery. Each encased flag has a brass plaque displaying the name and branch of service of the fallen.
These flags had been displayed at the VFW Post 4787 in Whitestone, Queens where Vietnam Veterans of America - Queens Chapter 32 met. VFW Post 4787 sold the building in early summer of 2021 and the VVA Chapter was forced to find a new meeting place. They now meet in the Kowalinski Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLAV) in Maspeth. Unfortunately there is no space at PLAV to display these flags.
We are rehoming 64 of these flags with the understanding that the new guardians will display these flags in an appropriate manner and place of honor.
Several people who committed to rehoming these burial flags are unable to attend the ceremony. This means that there will probably be some flags available, even if you haven't signed up. If you have a place in your heart and your home, post, hall, firehouse or precinct, please come down and claim guardianship of one or more flags.
More ceremonies will be held in the future until all flags have been placed.
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
08/13/2022 at 01:45pm
American Legion Post 144 - Williston Park
730 Willis Avenue
Williston Park, NY 11596
Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 8 March 2022
Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.
Flag line for opening ceremony
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8 NY
rs 08/11; MER