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Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony - Town of Wake Forest, NC

At 11 am on the first Monday of the month (from April through October), the Town of Wake Forest joins with several local veterans' organizations to honor the sacrifices of deceased Wake Forest veterans and their families.
Participating veterans' organizations include American Legion Post 187, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187, American Legion Riders, VFW Post 8466, the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, Marine Corps League Detachment 1257 and the Wake Forest Fire Department to host a Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony in town hall's Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St.

These services are provided at no cost and provided solely to pay tribute to the service and memory of deceased Wake Forest veterans, while also acknowledging the sacrifices of their families.

Each ceremony features patriotic songs, special remarks, a memorial wreath laying and the ceremonial flag-raising by the Wake Forest Fire Department Honor Guard. After raising the American flag, the WFFD Honor Guard raises the service flag representing the military branch in which the honoree served. Both flags fly in Centennial Plaza throughout the remainder of the month.

Photographs and other remembrances of each month's honoree are displayed in Centennial Plaza during the ceremony, then in the town hall lobby through the end of the month.

The public is invited to attend these services.

For more information, visit and search “Flag Raising” or contact Pete Lambert at 919-529-3018 or


301 S. Brooks St.
Wake Forest, NC, 27587-2932
United States


Contact name: 
Kip Padgett
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM