Annual grave decoration to be held May 24

Branchville Elementary School Mary Nyland won the school's silent auction on June 19. Nyland and co-worker Laurie Bellagamba got a ride to school by Ridgefield police  officer Mark Giglio on the last day of school. Also in the picture is principal Keith Margolus, middle.
Branchville Elementary School Mary Nyland won the school's silent auction on June 19. Nyland and co-worker Laurie Bellagamba got a ride to school by Ridgefield police  officer Mark Giglio on the last day of school. Also in the picture is principal Keith Margolus, middle.


American Legion’s annual grave decorating detail will take place on the Friday evening before Memorial Day, May 24. There are over 800 flags that need to be placed on the veterans’ graves that night. This is a huge task and the American Legion relies on help from volunteers, residents, service organizations, Boy and Girl Scouts and anyone who would like to participate. All are invited to lend a hand.
All volunteers should report to the American Legion Hall on May 24 by 6 p.m. After a brief instruction on the proper placement of the flags, volunteers will be dispersed into the cemeteries.
In the cemetery, there will be Legionnaires stationed about as informational guides. It is suggested that you 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,” said George Besse, commander of Ridgefield’s Post 78. “We look forward to another good turnout to help honor those who served.”