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
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 10:00The 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 10:00Memorial 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, 2016Collection 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, 2016The 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, 2016Reading 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 pmNational 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 PMThe 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.
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