Thousands of flags to adorn veterans' graves

Thousands of flags to adorn veterans' graves

Flags placed at veterans' graves at Sunset Memorial Gardens - by a boys church group - was completed Thursday.

The process that began early this week to place American flags at Thomas County veterans' graves is expected to continue until the early morning hours of Memorial Day on Monday.

On Sunday, the week of events began with a candlelight vigil honoring the memory of veterans and soldiers who have lost their lives to suicide.

Ronnie Chism, Women Veterans of Southwest Missouri Post 1214, commander says, "Because these people have fought and died for this country, and it's really important that they're honored and recognized every year on Memorial Day". And your loved ones, like you, support and remember them. About 50 of them date back to the Civil War era.

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The implication is that the protesters will be crossing a "border" and "entering" Israel illegally. Palestinian protesters have been fighting with Israeli troops at the border since March.

The Rock Island National Cemetery will hold it's memorial day service on Monday starting at 10:45 a.m.

Those attending are encouraged to arrive early to facilitate parking.

The program will include musical selections, presentation of the colors, a wreath-laying ceremony, remarks by dignitaries in attendance and a keynote address by Vietnam veteran Bill Mattos of Gustine.

Flags were provided by the American Legion, the Puyallup Historical Society and Veterans of Foreign Wars. "It's a good time to teach the youth of today to appreciate the freedom that they have and for those people who gave it to us".

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