City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department

2022 Flag Retirement

September 10th, 2022
Glendale Cemetery, 4909 University Avenue

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Throughout the year, cemetery volunteers and staff remove worn and tattered flags that decorate our veteran's graves and flags from our community. Join the Governor's Own 49th Regiment at Glendale Cemetery for a short ceremony and help them honorably retire the used flags.  


The City of Des Moines cannot guarantee that the volunteer or any of the event attendees will not become infected with COVID-19.  Volunteers and attendees use the City’s facility at their own risk.  

In order to comply with emergency proclamations by the Governor or Mayor, as such may be amended from time to time, and as public health guidelines evolve, for the safety of staff and the public, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel at any time. In addition, the Department reserves the right to change the registration requirements at any time. The Department will contact the volunteers as soon as reasonably possible with such cancellations or changes.

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