For almost 40 years, the Avenue of Flags has been a Memorial Day Weekend attraction for Garnett. Each flag represents a veteran who is buried within the Garnett Municipal Cemetery.
Over the years the aging process has taken its toll on over 100 of these flags. Project Red, White & Blue aims to replace those tattered flags so that all veterans can be represented during the annual Avenue of Flags event.
Each flag costs $60. There is a veterans tag attached to each flag showing to whom the flag represents.
If you would like to donate to this project, please drop your donations by Garnett City Hall or send to:
Garnett City Hall
Attn.: Project Red, White & Blue
P.O. Box H, 131 W. 5th Avenue
Garnett, KS 66032
If you wish to specify your donation to be in honor of someone who served in the military that is laid to rest in the Garnett Municipal Cemetery, please do so by noting their name in the memo area of your check. Thank you.
"I want to take this moment to welcome you here today. I want to welcome you to some of the most hallowed ground in Anderson County. Here, in this quiet interrupted meadow, you are surrounded by heroes. That chill you feel up your spine lets you know that you are in the presence of greatness. You stand here respectfully in the quiet shadows of tombstones a hundred years old, honoring heroes that made their impact a century ago. We are gathered here to honor the greatness of those individuals, to remember their contributions and to commit to memory their names." Read more...
For more information concerning burial fees, purchasing of burial spaces, placement of monuments (monument setting permits are required), or cemetery regulations, please contact:
Garnett City Hall
Phil Bures - Recreation Director
131 West 5th Avenue
Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT.
MAY 25-28, 2017
View over 300 American flags flying with pride at the Garnett Municipal Cemetery. Each flag represents someone laid to rest within this cemetery who served our country. The Avenue of Flags was created during the country's bicentennial year, 1976, to pay tribute to our community's bravest.
Memorial Day Ceremony
The Garnett American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars host a Memorial Day Ceremony annually on Memorial Day in the Garnett Municipal Ceremony. The ceremony begins at 10:00 am. The public is encouraged to attend.
27554 NE Neosho Road, Garnett, Kansas 66032
The upkeep of the 39-acre cemetery is under the direction of the Parks Department. The sexton is responsible for locating graves and meeting with individuals interested in purchasing plots.