Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Preparing for Matthew: Saluting the Guardians of the Flags

Via Susan

We have already begun preparing and planning for the high winds and severe weather that could reach Virginia this weekend. Our flag site crews will be busy this week removing all 26 Roadside Memorial Battle Flags ahead of the approaching storm. We have asked them to lower all flags by noon Friday, and to take this opportunity inspect the flags and rope for wear.

This is no easy task, and we are thankful for the dedicated men who volunteer to help with this very important work that saves us wear and tear on expensive flags and helps lessen the chance of damage to the poles during severe weather.

The flags will be raised again once the severe weather threat has passed, and our Guardians can safely access the flag sites.

God bless the Guardians of the Flags, and all of our supporters who help make these projects possible.

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers


  1. Send a prayer out for members of the 3rd Infantry regiment Tomb Guard sentinels at the National cemetery Arlington, Virginia. They might get the brunt, but their devotion to guarding the tomb of the "unknowns" will not waver.

    1. Looks like it's going out to sea as on the coast here, we've only have 20MPH winds and rain on Saturday and Sunday, down from 57MPH. Thanks.