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Flags to mark veterans graves; many helpers needed

 

American Legionnaire Gene Waradzin placing a flag on the grave of Everett Ray Seymour, the first Ridgefield resident to die in battle during World War I.

American Legionnaire Gene Waradzin placing a flag on the grave of Everett Ray Seymour, the first Ridgefield resident to die in battle during World War I.

In a letter to the community, American Legion Post 78 Commander George Besse reminds residents that the Legion’s annual grave decorating detail takes place on the Friday evening before Memorial Day. 

The Legion relies on help from all the Scouts — Cub, Girl, Boy, and Brownies — as well as volunteer residents from the town to complete this task. There are more than 800 flags that need to be placed on the veterans’ graves that evening. All are invited to lend a hand.

All volunteers should report to the American Legion Hall on Friday evening, May 23, by 6 p.m. After a brief instruction on the proper placement of the flags, volunteers will be dispersed into the cemeteries. In the cemeteries, Legionnaires will be stationed about as informational guides. It is suggested that participants bring a large screwdriver or a tool to make a guide hole for the placement of the flags. With enough hands, this task is usually completed in an hour’s time.

“We look forward to another good turnout,” Mr. Besse said.

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