Residents Decorate Veterans’ Graves in Observance of Memorial Day

By Robert Ferrebee

Boy Scout Troop 34 placing flags and cleaning tombstones.

On Saturday, May 28th, U.S. flags were placed on the graves of veterans buried in local cemeteries for Memorial Day. The flags were provided by American Legion Post 41 and VFW Post 9760. Over 1,600 veterans’ graves were honored with flags.

About eighty volunteers assisted in placing the flags on the graves of over 900 veterans buried in Green Hill Cemetery. These included members of American Legion Post 41 and VFW Post 9760, Boy Scouts, church youth groups, and local families. Boys Scout Troop 34 handled two large sections of the cemetery. They not only placed the flags on the graves but also cleaned the veterans’ tombstones.

Walt McGraw and George Dellinger placing U.S. flags on veterans' graves in Green Hill Cemetery.

This was a good civics lesson for all participants—young and old. While Memorial Day is officially a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service, it is also the day we honor all deceased veterans who served our country. A special thank you is extended to everyone who assisted.

Comments

  1. Bocephus says:

    Great job and thank you to all participants!