A Casket Flag Raising Ceremony can be a powerful way to honor the memory of a veteran. It’s one of the services offered by The Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association (DCVMA).
The ceremony is a celebration of a veteran’s life and sacrifice, a chance to memorialize your loved one. It takes place the second Sunday of every month, April through November, at the Veterans Memorial, 4599 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square.
Family members will have an opportunity to speak for about 5 minutes on their late veteran’s behalf. A United States Flag which draped the casket of the deceased veteran, will fly above the Memorial.
“It is a powerful, moving and well-deserved posthumous memorial to someone who risked so much for our Country,” states a press release describing the ceremony.
Flag Ceremonies take place at 5 p.m. weather permitting. The Flag must be removed from any type of case or bag before being delivered to the Memorial and will be returned following the program.
Individuals interested in honoring a veteran with a Casket Flag Raising Ceremony can call the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association at (610) 400-8722, or contact the DCVMA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The DCVMA is hosting two events this Fall. On Sunday, Sept. 29, The Blood, Sweat, Cheer event at the Memorial features free blood pressure screenings, a 5K Run, a Family Fun Walk and a Kids Run 50-Yard Dash for kids under 8 years old. There will be a Fitness Festival, food trucks, a beer garden and a Kids Zone with Bounce Houses, Exercises and Games for Kids under 12.
For information, and to register, visit delcoveteransmemorial.org.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, The DCVMA will host the Fifth Annual Freedom Medal Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Springfield Country Club, 400 W. Sproul Road in Springfield.
This event honors Veterans of Distinction as well as community businesses and individuals dedicated to honoring and supporting veterans in Delaware County.
For more information, and to register, please visit the web page: https://www.delcoveteransmemorial.org/gala.