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               Memorial Day - 2016

 Floral Haven is proud to be hosting its 44th Anniversary  Avenue of Flags. Our  2016 Memorial Day Weekend observance Program will be Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 10am.  Please join us as we raise over 3,500 full sized American Flags in honor of our Veterans. The full weeks schedule of activities is located below.

2016 Flag Information 

 2016 - Avenue of Flags Map ( pole locations available by number)

2016 - New Flag Map

2016 - Flag list Alphabetical


Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:00   

Volunteers from American Legion Post #308 place small flags on Veteran’s Gravesites throughout cemetery. (If your loved one’s grave was missed by these Veteran Volunteers, please stop by the office or an information tent to obtain a flag.)

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:00  

The Raising Of The Avenue Of Flags At Floral Haven

The 3,558 Casket Flags of Veterans donated in years past will be raised by Cadets from the area Public Schools JROTC Programs, Family Members and Floral Haven Staff.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:00                                                             

Memorial Day Weekend Observance Program and the Raising of the Newly Donated Veterans’ Flags  

Everyone is welcome for this program and ceremony.  The ceremony will conclude with the family members of those Veterans who’s Casket Flags have been donated in the last year raising them for the first time on the grounds, assisted by JROTC Cadets.

Saturday, May 28 – Monday, May 30, 2016   

Collection of Items for Freedom Boxes for our Troops Serving in the War Zones- Funeral Home and Information Tents

The Broken Arrow Blue Star Mothers Chapter 5 are sponsoring a collection for Freedom Boxes, which are sent to our military troops overseas. You will find a list of the needed items in this program.

Saturday, May 28 – Monday, May 30, 2016                                                                        

The Changing of the Guard at The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Members of the Starbase Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will reenact the “Changing of the Guard” at the replica of the Tomb of the Unknowns west of Floral Haven Funeral Home. They will be performing this solemn ceremony 24 hours a day (every half hour during the daytime and every hour at night) beginning at 1:00 PM Saturday. Many of these cadets have undergone special training with the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery.

Saturday, May 28 – Monday, May 30, 2016                                 

Reading of the Honor Roll

Saturday at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and Sunday and Monday at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM, the names of all of the Veterans buried at Floral Haven during this past year will be read over the Veterans Field Carillon Tower.

Monday, May 30, 2016 3:00 pm  

National Moment of Remembrance

The White House Commission on Remembrance, an independent, bipartisan executive branch agency, asks that everyone in the United States observe one minute of silence at 3:00 PM on Memorial Day, in remembrance and tribute to those who have fallen, those who have served, those who are still serving and their families.

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM                

The Retiring Of the Colors

Members of the Indian Nations Council of the Boy Scouts of America will retire the Garrison Flag and the other Flags surrounding the Veterans Field Of Honor with their own special ceremonies. The Scouts will then retire all of the Flags in the Floral Haven Avenue of Flags for another year. You are cordially invited to attend this final ceremony of the Memorial Day Weekend.

Download The Full 2016 Memorial Day Schedule

Click here to view Floral Haven's full event schedule.


Call (918) 921-9117 for any questions.


 

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