EOD Flag Program
The EOD Flag Program will create a memorial to honor and remember all deceased EOD Technicians, regardless of years of service, branch, or cause of death. This will not change the EOD Memorial or EOD Memorial Ceremony held on the first Saturday of May, where the entire community honors the 343 EOD Technicians killed in action.
It is our goal to have a flag placed on every EOD grave throughout the Summer of 2021.
EOD Virtual CEMETERY
Thanks to the efforts of community volunteers and Mike Vining, the EOD Virtual Cemetery was created. This registry hopes to honor all EOD Techs and currently lists the names of over 900 Technicians. To view the EOD Virtual Cemetery, click below.
Placing the Flag
Once you have signed up, the EODWF staff will send you a flag with instructions and information. You are welcome to place the flag at your convenience. If you are so inclined, we invite you to take a photo of your flag and send it to us!
After you sign up to place a flag, you will receive an email from us asking for an address to send the flags and the date you wish to place them. We will send you a box with everything you need! Included in your box are:
-Flags and dowels, one each per person
-List of names, locations, and additional notes about that particular grave
Please note that the dowels are tight, but will fit into the bottom of the hollow flag stake.
Unfortunately, some graves are still missing the exact plot/section number in the particular cemetery and may require additional research to obtain that information.
Please send us any location information you gain so that we may capture that information for future years!
a Very Special Thank you
We extend a very special thank you to Crescent City Charities for providing funding for this incredibly important program in 2021! Thank you for allowing us to fulfill our goal of honoring and remembering all EOD Technicians who have served our great nation.