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VFW Seeks Volunteers and Donations for Flag Placing at Lakeview Cemetery

Saturday, May, 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Volunteers are wanted to assist VFW Post 653 in New Canaan to place new flags at the graves of fallen soldiers in their honor for Memorial Day.  All are welcome to participate on Saturday, May 20, from 8am to 10am at the Lakeview Cemetery on Main Street in New Canaan.  Please gather at the lower Veterans section (from the Millport Avenue/Main Street entrance, over the bridge and straight forward). Refreshments will be served. Last year, the VFW removed the flags it had placed, so that these flags may be reused for this year. Removing the flags, is following proper flag etiquette and protocol established at Arlington Cemetery, and of course, has the added benefit of reusing flags, thereby reducing waste and conserving funds.

Memorial poppies will be available for any donation made to New Canaan VFW Post 653 the Saturday and Sunday of May 20 and 21 and of Memorial Day weekend at several New Canaan businesses (ACME, Dunkin Donuts, Walter Stewart’s Market and Zumbachs). Post 653 uses fundraising proceeds to pay for flags and wreaths that are laid on Memorial Day and during the Christmas season on veterans’ graves at Lakeview and other cemeteries in New Canaan.

Donations to the New Canaan VFW (a 501(c)3 non-profit) can be made via check to:
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 653
P.O. BOX 653
New Canaan, CT 06840
Or use the following link to Donate:



Saturday, May, 20, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am


Lakeview Cemetery
lakeview Ave
New Canaan, , CT 06840 United States
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