Honoring Our Fallen Veterans 

Honoring Our Fallen Veterans 

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Adopt A Fallen Veterans Grave 

A veterans marker after cleaning.
A veterans marker after cleaning.

How We Can All Help

By adopting a grave, we all can do our part in preserving the honor of our veterans. It’s very simple, search for a veteran’s grave, such as in a private, city, family or religious denomination cemetery. Search the graves for a military headstone or flat marker that has been left unattended, abandoned or both.  The idea being, that you will now care for it as needed and prepare it for an excellent presentation for Memorial Day and every day of the year.

When someone commits to personally caring for a veteran's physical grave you commit: 

  • to keeping the veteran headstone or marker clean.
  • to displaying  a grave flag for Memorial Day and if you are allowed, 365 days a year.             
  • to pull weeds pick up debris from atop a veteran grave. 



It is wise to get permission from cemetery officials and explain to them what you plan to do.  Provide them with the national cemeteries protocol for cleaning and maintaining veterans grave.  (You can make copies from here).  

Don Gelinas, Honoring Our Fallen Veterans