The Flag and Memorial Day

Flag Placement

Every year, Baue staff and members of the community honor our local veterans with a flag placement event. Over 30 volunteers joined as we placed over 5,000 American flags on each veteran’s grave in St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

Memorial Day

In addition to the fields of American flags throughout the cemetery, we also hold a Veterans Memorial Program the Sunday before Memorial Day. Join us this year, on Sunday May 26th to honor our veterans who have died within the last year. Beginning at 12pm, there will be a complimentary family barbecue picnic with children activities and live entertainment. The tribute program, name reading, and poppy ceremony will commence at 2pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Flag Pick Up and Flag Collection

Join us June 1st at 9am in St. Charles Memorial Gardens as local youth groups, veterans’ post volunteers, and local scout troops collect the thousands of flags throughout the cemetery to clean and sort them for use in next year’s honoring activities.

If you have a worn or damaged U.S. flag, the military veterans of St. Charles County Government are here to help. The County’s Veterans Best Practices Working Group is hosting its third annual Flag Collection for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Flag Day, Friday, June 14th at a drive-by collection site, located at the corner of Monroe and Second Streets in St. Charles between the County Administration and Corrections buildings. The flags will be properly disposed of at a ceremony later this year. Since 2017, the group has collected over 2,243 flags.