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Everett community gathers to place U.S. Flags at veterans’ graves at Glenwood Cemetery

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Second flag placing set for May 20 at Woodlawn Cemetery


Special to The Advocate


On Tuesday, May 14, the City of Everett held the traditional placing of U.S. flags at the graves of veterans at Glenwood Cemetery. In preparation for Memorial Day, residents gathered to honor the United States veterans who are no longer with us by taking as many flags as they could and dispersing throughout the cemetery. Those who participated walked throughout the cemetery to ensure every veteran-marked grave received a U.S. flag in recognition of their service.

“Walking throughout the entire cemetery to search for the graves of veterans isn’t the easiest task, but it’s the least that we could do for those who sacrificed so much for all of us,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “Everyone who participated proved once again that we have a great community that appreciates our veterans here in Everett.”

The Mayor would like to thank everyone who volunteered to place flags at Glenwood Cemetery.

All are welcome to participate in the second flag placing at Woodlawn Cemetery (302 Elm St.) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 20. Those who are interested in participating are asked to contact Veterans Agent Gerri Miranda at Gerri.Miranda@ci.everett.ma.us. For more information, please contact the Veterans Affairs’ Department at 617-394-2320.

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