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Frequently asked Questions:
Q. Who maintains the flags? Poles? Grounds?
A. The Boulevard of 500 Flags Committee along with volunteers maintains the flags and the poles.
The City of Eastlake maintains the grounds.
Q. Are there really 500 flags at the Boulevard of 500 Flags?
A. The answer is no. Actually, there are 506 Flag poles which honor 846 veterans.
Q. What is the proper disposal of a flag?
A. Ripped or torn flags can be brought to any local Fire Department for proper disposal.
Should a Veteran choose to be cremated, we provide an American Flag for this as well.
Also, once or twice a year we hold a dignified burning ceremony of the flags.
Q. Are you owned and funded by the City of Eastlake?
A. No we are not. 100% funded by donations and volunteers
Q. Where do the funds come from to keep the Boulevard of Flags going?
A. Every spring we hold an annual fundraiser and from generous donations.
Q. Are there Volunteer opportunities?
A. Yes. Please see our Volunteer page or Calendar of Events page for information.
Q. Who are the Board Members and how long do they serve on the board?
A. Please see Board Member page.
Board Members serve as long as they choose or for life.
Q. How much money was raised during the 2022 mail in fundraiser?
Do to the Covid pandemic, no in person fundraiser was held.
Q. What was that money be used for?
A. All funds/donations made were used for the purchasing of flags; Any pole upgrades needed.
2022 Expenses $4442.96
Q. How much does the Boulevard of 500 Flags pay for the flags?
A. EZ Pole, one of our sponsors, graciously sells us flags at their cost. Flag prices have increased 75% since 2020.
Q. What kind of lighting is used on the Boulevard?
A. We use LED lights.
Q. How does one get a plaque on the Boulevard?
A. Complete the plaque request form; (see PDF file below)
Submit proper certification:
DD-Form 214 – Honorably Discharge papers for Veteran
(Must be Honorably Discharged. Unfortunately, current active Military personnel do not qualify)
If you do not have the DD-Form 214 – please see the National Personal Records website for further information.
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