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Saluting Branches

Agenda - September 18, 2024

Some locations may have a different start time. Please refer to instructions from your Site Leader.

Remember to take photos of the event! Email them to or post to social media. Here are some photo guidelines

6:30 – 7:30 am: Registration, Social Hour

  • Check in all pre-registered participants on registration list
  • Unregistered participants register and sign waiver via website
  • Distribute Saluting Branches shirt

7:30 am: Opening Ceremonies

  • Introduction of all pertinent people (Cemetery Director and/or Foreman/Gardner, District Agronomist, Property Manager, Site Leader and/or Assistant, any dignitaries, etc.)
  • Why We Are Here: Read Proclamation about the Saluting Branches Day of Service
  • Cemetery Director Welcome (varies by site)
  • Dignitary Speech (as applicable)
  • Moment of Silence in honor of those who have served our country (one minute)

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8:00 am: Announcements/ Pre-job brief


  • Where and what time lunch will be served
  • What media and photography events will be happening during the day
  • Where internments will be taking place (avoid these areas)
  • Code of conduct
  • Sponsor Thank You - National and Local

Morning job brief:

  • Safety Brief
  • Incident Reporting
  • Pre-job inspection (TCIA – work area hazards)
  • Layout of work plan:
    • Map of who goes where If breaking into groups, ID a manager for each work group

8:30 am: All volunteers move to work areas

11:30 am: Lunch Break

  • Lunch break (details to follow)
  • Record of work completed by crew leads

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Conclude Day of Service

  • Thank all attendees

Have questions? Please contact us at  or 1-844-922-1151

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