RI Veteran Grave Flags

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Welcome to the Home page of the Rhode Island Veteran Grave Flag Program

Here you will be able to learn more about the veteran grave flagging program in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as well as to identify those veterans who are being flagged at this time and those whom are flagging them.


With this information you, as well as the state, will know where Memorial Day Grave Flags are being placed, if there are others veterans that are not being flagged they can be added to the program, who is doing the flagging, how we can better distribute our volunteers to provide greater coverage to flag more veterans, how you can volunteer to assist with this program and provides the state with accountability for they (we, our tax dollars) pay for this program.



Program's Purpose


  • Recognize & Honor Every Deceased Veteran within the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations via the placement of a US Flag on their grave.
  • Ensure that only eligible Veterans are receiving Memorial Day Flags
  • Identify those individuals and groups that are flagging these Veteran's Graves
  • Provide a list, location & bio of each Veteran buried in the state
  • Provide contact information to the program managers & the groups flagging in each cemetery
  • Assist groups in working as a team to provide improved & more complete coverage of every cemetery in the state, in order to flag more veterans in less time
  • Provide a location where dedicated citizens can reach out and volunteer their time to assist with this program





Website Instructions


In order to fully understand how to use this website you will need to understand its structure. You will see the standard pages at the top of the pages, this is the Navigation Bar, these tabs include Home, Veterans, Volunteers, Graves and Contact.


Home


You are on the home page, this page will help you to use and understand the program and website.


Veterans


This page will explain just what we mean by the term Veteran, who is eligible for a flag and a breakdown of abbreviations and glossary of terms used throughout the website.


Volunteers


This page we introduce you to the Volunteers that give of their time to Honor the Men and Women who have defended our Nation & Freedom. You will find Short bios on each group and find information/links on how to contact or join them.


Graves


This page will assist you in locating veterans who are being flagged in each cemetery in the state, at this time, you will need to know the grave location of any individual veteran to confirm that they are being flagged or not being flagged. What this page will provide now, a list of every city/town in the the state, a list of every cemetery within each city/town, contact information on the group or groups that are flagging that cemetery and a list of those veterans within the cemetery that are currently being flagged.


Flagging


This page will assist you with the standards of flagging that we are trying to set up with this program as well as how to download and use the forms or e-forms that can be filled out on your phone in the field. It will introduce you to the data collection style we need to collect the information to populate the website and future database to help others down the road.


Once this program has gotten off the ground and has been established a Flagged Graves Database will be added to assist the public in locating their relative within the state and also to ensure they and every deceased veteran has been included in this program.