Flags In - Scott Nelson Photography

Flags In :: Volunteer Work

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On this past Saturday, I teamed up with volunteers from all around the Denver Metro Area to place flags on the graves of fallen United States service men & women who have been laid to rest at the Fort Logan National Cemetery. Specifically, I joined those volunteers who are a part of Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon (TR) is an organization that teams miitary veterans, first responders and other civilians to create 'response teams' that are deployed to areas hit by natural disasters or other negative outside influences to aid in the recovery and repair process.

The flag placement, knowns as 'Flags In' is an annual event across the country that is held on the Saturday before Memorial day. As volunteers, we met at the cemetery at 7:30am and it took us just over 1 hour to place nearly 122,000 flags on 122,000 grave sites. It was a humbling, moving and slightly eerie experience. The flags were then picked up the tuesday after memorial day, before the cemetery opened.

I have now have a new (albiet, small) understanding of just how many men and women have dedicated their lives to defending our great nation, throughout its 239 year history. For that, I am eternally grateful. If you have a veteran in your family, please hug and thank them; for me.



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