Monday, May 25, 2009

Honoring Those Who Served

Memorial Day 2009

Here in our little city, the VFW goes all out to decorate our cemetery to honor those who served. Around the perimeter, 96 casket flags are displayed. These are donated specifically for the purpose of flying on Memorial Day by families of those who died. I have a flag there dedicated to my sister, who served in the Army.

Beginning at 6:30 a.m., volunteers walk the rows placing small flags on the graves of the 269 veterans buried there.

People come from all over to visit their loved ones' graves. They say ours is one of the most beautiful cemeteries around.

We also have a pioneer cemetery outside of town. There are just a handful of veterans buried there, but they also get a little flag to mark their service to our country. This is my husband Master Sergeant Eric Morgan raising the flag at the pioneer cemetery on Memorial Day.

1 comment:

Maryann Miller said...

What nice pictures, and how cool that your husband raised the flag at the ceremony. That must have been a special moment for you both.