American Legion places flags on veterans’ graves

Around 60 members of the community came out to Park Cemetery in Marquette Wednesday to place flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day.

American Legion members, Boy and Girl Scouts, and Sea Cadets helped place flags on over 200 veterans’ graves that are laid to rest in Park Cemetery, including some from the Civil War.

“We must honor all of our veterans all the time, but especially at this time of year when spring’s started and summer’s coming and this is a way that we, as American Legion members and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and all the people that we have involved in it can do this,” Richard M. Jopling American Legion Post Commander Carl Morrison said.

Not only does the Legion help place flags on graves, but they also have services on Memorial Day to remember veterans.  The services are at Park Cemetery and Holy Cross Cemetery.

“I would hope that we get a good turnout for both services,” Morrison.  “It means a lot to us as veterans as well as our families.”

“These people were their friends, neighbors, relatives that served our country and did their time in the service and unfortunately have died.”

The Memorial Day services will be at 9:30 a.m. at Park Cemetery and 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery.