We Do Flags!
The VFW and its Auxiliary actively participates in community
events and strongly supports maintaining a patriotic presence in the community.
As such, this often involves the United States flag and emphasizing loyalty to
our flag. We have the following ongoing programs to support this endeavor:
- We place over 1500 flags in
veterans’ grave markers of 12 county cemeteries. The flags are inserted in
May before Memorial Day, and are removed after Labor Day in September.
Flags that are tattered are then properly burned; those that are in good
condition are recycled and distributed to area schools and organizations
who use them for various veterans’ programs, often on Veterans Day in
- We collect old tattered flags in 6 community locations in large red, white and blue boxes; these flags are then properly burned. These
locations include Gaylord City Hall lobby on M32, Lowes by Customer
Service, Ace Hardware by the checkout counters, Gilroys by their new flag
display, Tractor Supply near the front door, and in the Otsego County
Library near the front window.
- We sell new flags as a Post fundraiser providing 9 sizes from 3' X 5' to 10' X 30'. Please share the attached order form with friends and family, or local businesses to help support this endeavor. Click here for the Flag Order Form.
These activities support Americanism in our community and encourage everyone to be a