Fallen Heroes Memorial transforms dog tags of the fallen into a traveling American flag

June 28, 2019

A 28-foot wide American flag that is comprised entirely of the dog tags of fallen service members is traveling the country to "raise awareness of the sacrifice paid by our nation's heroes."

According to Veterans & Athletes United, the group behind the Fallen Heroes Memorial, it symbolizes the shape of the U.S. flag when draped over a fallen service member's casket.

The flag itself can be broken down into eight sections. When it is not traveling, its headquartered at the group's veteran's retreat in Northern Chesterfield, Va.

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Veteransn and Athletes United

2019 Travel Locations

oJuly 2-19: National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Va

oJuly 20: Bone Frog DC Challenge, Washington D.C.

oSept. 8: Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run, Richmond, Va.

oSept. 9: Virginians For Veterans, Richmond, Va.

oSept. 10-12: Virginia War Memorial, Richmond, Va.

oSept. 13-15: Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run, Alexandria, Va.

oSept. 17-19: Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run, Jacksonville, Fla.

oSept. 27-19: Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes run, Doylestown, Penn.

oNov. 3-4: APK honor the Fallen 5K, Guilford, Conn.

oNov. 11: Veterans Event, Richmond, Va.

oTBD in October: Army Ten-Miler, Pentagon, D.C.

oTBD: Richmond Hunter McGuire VA, Richmond, Va.

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