Every year, Woody and Nelsen Funeral Homes, run by Dignity Memorial, hosts a flag-exchange program. They collect old or torn American flags at their facilities and provide contributors with a new 3′ x 5′ flag. Lacyn Barton, head of Dignity Memorial, and her team deliver them to the Virginia War Memorial. for proper disposal.
The Memorial then shares them with the American Legion Post 284 – Colonial Heights, for proper disposal in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code.
Typically, the funeral homes exchange around 1,000 flags throughout the summer.
As we prepare for our annual “Hill of Heroes” flag installation, we invite you to witness this annual collection on Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. Lacyn Barton of Dignity Memorial will join Memorial Director Clay Mountcastle and a representative from American Legion Post 284 to collect flags.