Service Project

Memorial Day Lay a Rose at every Grave

May 27, 2024

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM MDT

El Paso Platoon

Event overview

Lay a Rose at every Grave, Roses donated to Victory for Veterans ensure we remember the true meaning of Memorial Day and honor those no longer with us. Victory for Veterans is a non profit organization dedicated to support and serve veterans (to donate) their goal is to lay a rose at a every grave on our national cemeteries nation wide; to date the event is available in 10 of those national cemeteries and our Ft Bliss is number 10. Come join The Mission Continues El Paso Platoon on our 2nd year of rose laying. For this event to be a success register with link provided to the event, share on your social media networks, donate or bring roses to the event, the more roses we have the more roses we can provide to lay on the graves of our fallen. Register as you enter the cemetery and turn in your roses, we will start promptly at 0800 and will stop at 0900 if not done. Ceremonies start promptly at 0900, we can continue laying roses after ceremonies end. If registered on victory for veterans website please make sure you let us know.


Service Project

What To Wear

TMC blues, Clothes that can get dirty, Warm weather gear, Closed-Toe Shoes


Uneven terrain;Wheelchair accessible site and bathrooms;Handicap Parking available;Jobs available for persons with limited mobility

What to Bring

A heart full of gratitude, a smile, hands ready for service. Sun screen, cap, gloves. Can bring additional Roses and/or donate at Have umbrella and ponchos for possible rain showers. This event is will occur before/ after Ft Bliss ceremony. Intent to be done by 0900.

Inclement Weather

Be prepared to get wet if it rains, the event will not be cancelled. Bring Pancho or umbrella. Warm or cold weather gear highly encouraged, wear sunscreen.

Who's Invited

Kids (under 13)
Adults (21+)
Seniors (55+)
Adults (18+)

Event Contact

event contact
Olinda García Medina (915) 740-8692

When and where


May 27, 2024


08:00 AM - 09:00 AM (MDT)


Ft Bliss National Cemetery

5200 Fred Wilson Road
El Paso, TX

Parking Information

Street Parking near Venue

5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79906

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