Volunteers from Across Houston Prepare the Hallowed Ground for Memorial Day
An important part of the preparation of a national cemetery for Memorial Day is the role of volunteers in assisting the staff in completing all the tasks needed to have the facility looking its best for this most special holiday.
At Houston National Cemetery, volunteers were a constant presence this week.
On Friday, May 27, volunteers worked with cemetery staff members to erect the Avenue of Flags.
On Saturday, May 28th, Carry The Load conducted a rally stop, partnering with the National Cemetery Administration in delivering the message that we need to remember the service and sacrifice of military service members and first responders that gave the lives protecting their fellow countrymen and women.
On Sunday, May 29th, volunteers from VFW Post 8790 and several other organizations gathered to place individual flags at each of our heroes' graves.
Then on Monday, May 30th, Colonel Grantham from VFW Post 8790 served as master of ceremonies for our Memorial Day Commemoration Service.
All of these volunteers are a tremendous help as the staff prepares the cemetery for the thousands of anticipated visitors over the #MemorialDay weekend.