Thursday, June 03, 2010
Flag Day in the Cemetery
On Saturday, May 15, 2010, members of Chapter 190 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart along with members of the cemetery association were in the cemetery to place new flags on the graves of every veteran of every war.
There were close to a thousand flags placed on the graves of those that had been identified as having fought in a war involving Americans. Flags were placed on graves of veterans of the French Indian War, Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the Viet Nam War.
Don Johnson of the MOPH placing a new flag on a veterans grave
Janet Hagenauer, Director of cemetery association and cemetery "Historian".
Janet located all of the veterans graves in the cemetery
New flags are placed on the graves of veterans buried in the Union & West End Cemetery and at cemeteries through-out the State,twice a year, just prior to Memorial Day and then again in November prior to Armed Forces Day. The flags are provided free of charge to veterans organizations by the Office of Veterans Affairs.
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