San Clemente City Hall Veteran Flag Raising and Display

Veteran Recognition Offered by the City of San Clemente Supported by the Marine Corps League (MCL) South Coast Detachment 022 (Det022)

Honoring all Veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.

Honoring all Veterans of Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard

San Clemente City Hall Flag Raising & Display to honor recently deceased US military veterans for their service & sacrifice on behalf of the American people and the freedoms we enjoy.

This opportunity is offered in Honor & Recognition of longtime San Clemente resident, George Key, the great, great, grand-son of Francis Scott Key. For many years George voluntarily flew a special ceremonial flag over city hall for a week to honor the passing of any veteran who had been a San Clemente resident. This recognition continues George’s legacy.

Photo of George Key

Any family member of a US military veteran (honorably discharged) who has been a resident of San Clemente and who has recently passed away can request this special recognition to honor their veteran’s service. This event will include a short ceremony, led by a member of the local Marine Corps League (MCL) South Coast Det 022, and supported by San Clemente City employees (raising flag). The ceremony will take about 30 minutes and include some music, comments by the MCL representative and the flag raising.

If desired, the family is welcome to say a few words during the ceremony concerning their veteran’s service. Also, if the family would like a minister or someone to speak or say a prayer, the family should make arrangements on their own for that support.

Please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you soon OR you may call/email us if you have questions.

Wayne Eggleston
(949) 498-4958


Ken Brown
(949) 240-4794
31081 Via Solana
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

OR you may print out our PDF form and send via postal mail to the address shown above.

    Veteran Information - The family of any honorably discharged US military veteran who was a resident of San Clemente for any period of time can request this special recognition. A DD Form 214 may be requested to verify veteran’s years of US military service and receipt of an honorable discharge.

    * Required fields

    * Veteran's Name & Rank

    * US Military Branch: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard

    * Years of active service & honorable discharge date e.g. 1968-1995, May 1, 1995

    Major conflicts served in e.g. WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, etc

    Major awards & declarations served in e.g. Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, etc

    Veteran's personal information - month/year/location born & died

    Veteran Family Information - In honor & recognition of your veteran, a special ceremonial flag will be raised and fly over city hall for a week. Also, a photo and short description of this event will be sent to the local newspaper for publishing. The family will also receive a Certificate of Appreciation for their veteran's service.

    * Required fields

    Family Point of Contact Info:

    * Your Name

    * Your Email

    * Your Phone

    Date or Date range desired for this recognition

    Preferred Time or Timeframe(e.g. 0900 – 1100)

    Estimate of the number of family and friends attending the flag raising

    Family Minister support(just provide name)

    Any special access or support needed(e.g. wheel chair, etc.)

    A few chairs will be provided for those that need them, but let us know if more will be needed/desired.

    Anything else you'd like to tell us

    Thank You for giving us the opportunity to honor and recognize your veteran’s service to his fellow Americans.