Today, along with other members of our American Legion, VFW, Women's & Ladies Auxiliary Post and a Boy Scouts Troop, we headed to a local cemetery to put new American Flags on Veterans graves. This particular cemetery has 1,600 Veterans buried in it, dating all the way back to the Revolutionary era. I saw one Spanish American War Veterans grave as well as a number of Civil War Veterans graves. In roughly 3 hours, the hand-full of us from the Post and the Boy Scouts placed 500 new flags on Vet graves. Next year I would like to begin where we left off this year as I want to help with this again in the future. (This was my first time helping with the flags).
Indeed a true and humbling reminder that Memorial Day isn't about the weekend bbq's or sales.
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