This Memorial Day in Lake Charles, American flags will line the entrance and “roadway” throughout the Orange Grove/Graceland Cemetery on Broad Street. The Avenue of Flags is scheduled for sunrise to sunset on Monday with over 900 flags expected to fly.

The event began as a project by the Sons of the American Revolution. Each year on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, many volunteers along with troops of Boy Scouts work tirelessly to display large casket flags in what has become known as The Avenue of Flags.

The flags donated are casket flags (which are large) and given by many families of deceased soldiers. Take a few minutes of your day to make the drive through the Avenue of Flags. Even if you can’t make it out to see the flags, take a moment to think about the men and women who have died serving our nation.