Flags placed on the graves at Springfield National Cemetery

Flags placed on the graves at Springfield National Cemetery

Flags placed on the graves at Springfield National Cemetery

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

For others like John Colwell, who served in Vietnam and buried his parents at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Memorial Day weekend is especially emotional.

According to Arlington National Cemetery's website, within four hours, they place flags at more than 228,000 headstones and at more than 7,000 niche rows in the Columbarium Courts and the Niche Wall.

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. "They deserve to be remembered and appreciated", he commented.

All citizens of Fayette County are invited to attend and encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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Hastings - Veterans Home: Beginning at 9 a.m. with a flag raising, the Hastings Veterans Home Memorial Day program will also include addresses from keynote speakers.

The Fayetteville National Cemetery is located at 700 Government Ave in Fayetteville.

The Memorial Day service to honor veterans here will be Monday, May 28th from 10 until noon.

Flags were provided by the American Legion, the Puyallup Historical Society and Veterans of Foreign Wars. We're here, we're honoring them.

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