Hill of Heroes Day: Installation and Celebration

Thank you to all who came out to support Hill of Heroes Day! :


We are calling for volunteers on Friday, June 23rd at 8:00 a.m. to help plant 12,000 American Flags on the hill alongside the Shrine of Memory.

The 12,000 flags honor the nearly 12,000 Virginians killed in service to the country from World War II through the present day. Every year, we proudly present the display of flags as a “gift” to the city of Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia. We offer this moving display as a celebration of patriotism and a reminder of all those Virginians who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Appropriate safety precautions will be in place, and all needed supplies will be provided by the Virginia War Memorial Foundation.

If you are interested in volunteering, register via the link below or contact Ben King, Operations Director at Benjamin.King@dvs.virginia.gov



Following the flag installation, we will have a community celebration of service with hands-on army demonstrations, crafts, educational activities, and more! Join us and take part in special programming for children and families.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Guests of all ages are welcome.


Alongside the Hill of Heroes flag display, we will be having:

  • Military Demonstrations, including K9 demonstrations, virtual reality, and robotics!
  • Docent-Led Tours for all ages
  • Crafts
  • Tactile Learning Opportunities for young learners
  • Letter-writing to active service personnel
  • Used Book Sale
  • Live music
  • Kona Ice
  • Food Trucks
  • and more!


Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors for making this event happen:

The “Hill of Heroes” flag installation will remain up through the morning of Friday, July 14th.