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The Avenue Of Flags

Honor the Memory of Those Gone Before, Instill Pride & Duty in Those to Come


    Make Checks Payable to: VFW Post 3838 Avenue of Flags. 

You can mail or walk-in your donation to... (We are located near to opposite side of Food Giant!)


VFW POST 3838 Avenue Of Flags

1049 N.Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

(573) 334-4438 |

Please read what The Avenue of Flags stands for below...

A symbol of our proud heritage of service!

The Avenue of Flags concept became reality on Memorial Day, 1987.  Eighty casket flags had been donated to Cape Girardeau's VFW by the families of deceased service members.  The Avenue of Flags is designed to commemorate and honor their memory - and serve as a lasting and brilliant symbol of our proud heritage of service.


    Congressman Bill Emerson speaks at the dedication of the Avenue of Flags.    Volunteers staging and working together in patriotic spirit. Each flag represents a deceased Cape County service member. 

...And of our precious American Freedom.



Each flag represents a Cape County resident who has served their country     and either died in the line of duty or post service.  The flags fly on dedicated holidays to ensure that their service, sacrifices, and memory are not forgotten.  The spectacular display also serves as a bold and undeniable statement to all generations of something much bigger than ourselves; that together, UNITED  as one nation, we can prevail and preserve our great American freedom and  way of life.


 We need your help, thank you in advance!

The Avenue of Flags is managed through a coordinated effortbetween VFW Post 3838 and the Cape Girardeau County Commission.  But the funds necessary to support and maintain the program are strictly through generous donations of great Americans inspired to give.  Post 3838 manages donations through a dedicated account for the Avenue of Flags - your donation will be used exclusively for this program - and help insure its preservation for many years to come.

The collection of over 500 flags serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of dedicated individual service and of our collective national pride.

Photo courtesy of the Southeast Missourian


Please send whatever you're inspired to give to the Post's address of:

VFW Post 3838, Attention: Avenue of Flags,1049 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO  63701

 God  Bless You & God Bless America!

The Avenue of Flags is located at beautiful Cape County Park North


Flag Etiquette


The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used.  They are:  The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing.  It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.

The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speaker's desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general.  Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes.  The blue stripe of the bunting should be on top.

The flag should never be used for any advertising purposes.  It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use.  Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.

The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen and members of patriotic organizations.

The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number,figure, or drawing of any kind.

The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms.  To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.  The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.  When a flag is worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.


September 2015 Working on the repair of flags at North Cape County Park

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