Memorial Day offers myriad of events in Fayette, Coweta

Memorial Day offers myriad of events in Fayette, Coweta

Now thanks to help from Holy Sepulchre, they place flags at each of the more than 5,500 gravesites of veterans.

Memorial Day is of course a time to reflect on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The Fort Smith National Cemetery placed their flags on the graves on Thursday, with veterans groups volunteering for the task.

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. And your loved ones, like you, support and remember them.

The gravesite flags are 24 inches in height. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to pay tribute to Americans who have died in all wars.

Memorial Day services will also be held on Monday morning at both Park and Holy Cross cemeteries at 9:30 and 10:15. The public is encouraged to attend.

St. Paul - Fort Snelling: Volunteers will be at Fort Snelling to place flags on each of the roughly 200,000 tombstones at the cemetery. The event will include a memorial ceremony, music and a speech from keynote speaker Corp.

The Hills Ferry Cemetery program is conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Joseph G. Rose Post 7635; American Legion, Manuel M. Lopes Post 240; and their respective auxiliary. "They're honoring people they don't even know".

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