These dog tags of the fallen now form a traveling American flag

Dog tag flag
Photo credit Veterans and Athletes Unied
By Connecting Vets

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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 2019 Travel Locations

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

•July 20: Bone Frog DC Challenge, Washington D.C.

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

•Sept. 9: Virginians For Veterans, Richmond, Va.

•Sept. 10-12: Virginia War Memorial, Richmond, Va.

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

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

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

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

•Nov. 11: Veterans Event, Richmond, Va.

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

•TBD: Richmond Hunter McGuire VA, Richmond, Va.

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