Placing gravesite flags may be one of the most solemn and sacred honors our Scouts may take on and for generations the Scouts and Scouters of the San Diego-Imperial Council have been volunteering to place flags at cemeteries across our southernmost corner of the country. Generally, the flag placements occur on the Saturday before Memorial Day each year.

The Council Activities & Civic Service committee is working to develop a coordinated effort between local Scout units and all local cemeteries to provide this service on a consistent basis year after year. It is our hope that that this page will eventually list all interested cemeteries with a Scouter volunteer point of contact for site specific information regarding flag placements. If you help coordinate volunteers for an event that does not have a BSA point of contact listed here, please email to get your name added to the list. If your unit serves a site not listed here, please let us know and we’ll add the site to the list for others to serve as well. Keep your eye on this page for updates.

Download the general flag placement instructions HERE and review the contacts and instruction links for specific cemeteries below as they are available.

An additional activity for honoring veterans occurs in December and January each year. Wreaths Across America is an organization that seeks volunteers to place wreaths that they provide on the graves of veterans at some of the larger cemeteries in the county such as Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries. Glen Abbey, Greenwood and Singing Hills cemeteries also participate in this annual honoring of veterans. Both placement of the wreaths (December) and retrieval after the holiday season (January) requires volunteers. Additionally, units may sponsor the purchase of wreaths for their placement activity by doing a WAA fundraiser that returns $5 to the unit for every wreath sold. For more information about this activity contact the ACS Co-Chairs.

CemeteryBSA Point of ContactContact InformationDistrict
Cypress View Mausoleum   
Dearborn Memorial Park, PowayPack 625 Rancho Mesa
El Cajon Cemetery, El Cajon   
El Camino Memorial Park, San DiegoReza Bashar T1648reza.bashar@hologic.comRancho Mesa/Coastal Sage
Eternal Hills Mortuary and Cemetery, OceansideAnthony Brillo T752AnthonyBrillo@gmail.comRancho San Luis Rey
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point LomaDrew Payson T959drewpayson227@gmail.comCoastal Sage
Glen Abbey Memorial ParkToni Garza P863alto2tonie@hotmail.comSweetwater
Greenwood Memorial Park   
Haven of Rest, Julian POC name needed. Contact us, please.Palomar
Holy Cross CemeteryPack 280 Coastal Sage
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary, National City   
Miramar National Cemetery Unfortunately, this cemetery is not participating in flag placement for 2023. 
Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego This cemetery is very interested in a unit to serve here. Contact us to volunteer.Coastal Sage
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Diego   
Oak Hill Memorial Park POC name needed. Contact us, please.Palomar
Oceanview Cemetery, Oceanside   
Old Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside   
Nuevo Memorial Gardens, RamonaTroop 768 Palomar
San Marcos Cemetery, Escondido POC name needed. Contact us, please.Palomar
San Pasqual Cemetery, San Pasqual   
Santa Ysabel Cemetery, Santa Ysabel   
Singing Hills Memorial Park, El CajonDanielle Tabbert P360danielletabbert@gmail.comFoothills
Valley Center Cemetery, Valley Center