CEMETERY FLAG PLANTING

Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Saint John, Woodland and Queen of Peace Cemeteries

As we prepare for Memorial Day weekend, Springdale Post 9617, VFW, will sponsor U.S. flag planting at cemeteries around Stamford. We remember all veterans who have passed and who have protected our freedom and liberty. We honor them by planting U.S. flags next to their grave sites. Thank you to the City of Stamford for providing the flags.

Saint John Cemetery
  • Location: 25 Camp Ave, Darien CT 06820. The cemetery spans the Stamford/Darien border at the corner of Camp Ave and Hoyt St. Click here for the flier. See map below.
  • Day and Time: Saturday, May 15th (Armed Forces Day), 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Finish time is approximate depending the number of volunteers. Arrive when you can and stay as long as you can.
  • Assembly: Meet by the cemetery office and garage, whose entrance is the last Hoyt St entrance (when heading north) just before Camp Ave. Post members will be there to assist with the flag planting directions.
  • Dress: Comfortable clothing and shoes good for walking (it may be a warm day!). Wear sunscreen.
  • Volunteers: Any Adult. Kids in grades K thru 12 can also come with adult supervision. All attendees will be briefed on proper flag placement. Spread the word, tell your friends!
  • Point of Contact: Alan Gerard, vfwpost9617@gmail.com or 203-918-0329
  • Notable Fact: The grave of SSGT Homer Wise, U.S. Army one of Stamford's WWII Medal of Honor recipients is located at this cemetery.

Woodland Cemetery
  • Location: 66 Woodland Pl, Stamford CT 06902 starts at 9:00 am. See map below. Click here for the flier.
  • Day and Time: Saturday, May 15th (Armed Forces Day) from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Rain or shine). Assembly time is 8:00 am with an expected start time of 9:00 am.
  • Dress: Comfortable clothing and shoes good for walking (it may be a warm day!). Wear sunscreen.
  • Volunteers: Any Adult. Kids in grades K thru 12 can also come with adult supervision. All attendees will be briefed on proper flag placement. Spread the word, tell your friends!
  • Point of Contact: Archie Elam, vfwpost9617@gmail.com.

Queen of Peace Cemetery
  • Please contact the Springdale VFW if you are interested in participating in this effort, vfwpost9617@gmail.com, 203-918-0329