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City of Everett Hosting Annual Memorial Day Flag Placement

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Mayor Asks Residents to Help Place Flags on Graves of Veterans

Special to The Advocate

EVERETT, MA – Mayor Carlo DeMaria, in collaboration with Antoine Coleman, the City of Everett’s Director of Veterans Affairs, is pleased to announce the City of Everett will be hosting the annual event to place U.S. flags on the graves of veterans at Glenwood and Woodlawn cemeteries.

Mayor DeMaria is asking residents to take part in the special task of honoring those who served our country and are now laid to rest by helping place U.S. flags on the graves of veterans. Many of these heroes gave their lives for our freedom while on active duty and it’s important to never forget their sacrifice.

“If you haven’t had the opportunity to join us for this effort before, it is a truly humbling experience to be reminded of the sacrifices that the men and women from our very own community were willing to make to defend our country and our freedom,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Placing flags is a small, but important way for us to thank and remember the individuals who have gone before us for their service.”

Volunteers are asked to meet at the following locations and times:

Glenwood Cemetery (Washington Ave., Everett, MA 02149):

  • Tuesday, May 9: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Woodlawn Cemetery (302 Elm St., Everett, MA 02149):

  • Tuesday, May 16: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 17: – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

If you are able to participate, please contact Antoine Coleman, Director of Veterans Affairs, at Antoine.Coleman@ci.everett.ma.us. If you have any questions, please contact Antoine Coleman or Gerri Miranda in our Veterans Services Office at 617-394-2320.

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