Festival of Flags - Memorial Day
Dear Community Members, Veterans and Families of Veterans,
For over half a century, we here at Greenacres Memorial Park have had the distinct honor and privilege to host the Memorial Day Avenue of Flags and Festival of Flags Concert and Remembrance Ceremony.
Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty surrounding the important battle against this silent enemy COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel this years Festival of Flags Concert and Remembrance Ceremony on Memorial Day.
With a continued focus of the safety of Veterans and their families, we will be following the public health guidelines as Memorial Day approaches to determine if the Avenue of Flags display will be possible this year and make a further announcement as the important weekend approaches.
Greenacres Memorial Park
Moles Farewell Tributes & Crematory
Avenue of Flags
Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale
Friday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th, 2020
“I am touched by your patriotism as Americans. We have received your Festival of Flags notes from the patrons that attended this Memorial Day’s celebration. It reaffirms our strength as a nation is the people and their support for those whom serve. I truly felt the love, admiration and generosity contained in the notes. The outpouring of love touched me. I will share these notes with the proud members of 3d Battalion, 3d Marines (called America’s Battalion). I thank you for supporting our nation and our Corps.”
Semper Fidelis, LtCol J. H. CO 3/3
“Over the years we have attended many Memorials, Parades and Military Ceremonies with great pride and honor. We have never attended a finer Memorial Day tribute to all our veterans than the Festival of Flags. We all felt great pride and honor as your guests. It is from the bottom of our hearts that we thank you for your great patriotism and your love of country.”
The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, North Cascade Chapter 5
“I still remember the first year that I came to this ‘Festival of Flags’ event. As I pulled into the cemetery and saw all of the hundreds of flags standing out boldly along the way I was awestruck by the beauty, the magnificence, the reverence of that moment. It made me think just how Abraham Lincoln must have felt that day at Gettysburg when he remarked of those remembered – they had given ‘their last full measure of devotion’. If you have never been to this event, please grab up your children, your grandchildren, and come. But be prepared and know this ‘Festival of Flags’ memorial event will change you, it will break your heart, it will swell your heart with pride, it will stir you so deeply inside that you will never get over it – I never have.”
-Jerry Stewart-Festival of Flags Speaker
“For many in Whatcom County, the Festival of Flags is the place to go to celebrate Memorial Day the Right Way…because Moles takes it upon itself every year to transform its Greenacres Memorial Park into a flag-draped sanctuary for remembering those in the US military who have fallen in the line of duty.”
– Ferndale Record Journal
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Map & Directions
The Festival of Flags is held at Greenacres Memorial Park
5700 Northwest Drive
Phone: (360) 384-3401