Jewish Cemetery American flag placement program
St. Louis Jewish War Veterans team up with local Boy Scouts and Scout leaders to place American Flags in the JWV grave markers of deceased Jewish veterans. The program starts at 8 am where Post 644 members feeds breakfast to approximately 350 Boy Scouts and their families. In 2018, the Boy Scouts placed approximately 7400 flags on the graves of Jewish St. Louis veterans in St. Louis Jewish cemeteries. We are very appreciative for this annual service project of our Greater St. Louis Council Boy Scouts and leaders. This program is funded by the St. Louis Jewish War Veterans Memorial Center.
St. Louis Jewish Cemetery Project
An ongoing veteran cemetery project seeks to identify veterans ‘grave sites in eight St. Louis area Jewish cemeteries. Flag holding grave markers, which JWV provides, are used to mark veterans’ grave sites. Currently, there are approximately 7400 Jewish veteran gravesites in eight local Jewish cemeteries which have been identified and have been transferred to a computer database.