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Volunteers place U.S. Flags at Glenwood and Woodlawn Cemeteries as part of Everett’s Memorial Day Tradition

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Special to The Advocate

  Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett recently held the traditional placing of U.S. flags on veterans’ graves. The first flag placing was held at Glenwood Cemetery and the second was held at Woodlawn Cemetery.

  Many people came together to honor veterans who are no longer with us. Everett residents, members of the Everett Police and Fire Departments, City workers and community leaders all took as many flags as they could and dispersed throughout the cemetery. They ensured every veteran grave received a U.S. flag to give them much-deserved honor and recognition for their service. Many of those who participated had a family member or loved one who served in our armed forces who has now passed and rests in these cemeteries, which made placing the flags much more special for them.

  Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett would like to thank everyone who volunteered to place flags at these cemeteries. Walking throughout the entire cemetery to search for veterans’ graves isn’t the easiest task, but all of them did it to honor our departed veterans. Everyone who participated proved once again that we have a great community here in Everett.

Everett Police helped place flags on veterans’ graves.
U.S. Flags are shown lined up in front of the graves of some of the city’s oldest veterans’ gravestones at Glenwood Cemetery.
Everett resident Chris Barry places a flag on a veteran’s grave.
Everett’s Veterans Commissioner, Jeanne Cristiano, is shown with two of Everett’s finest city workers.
City workers helped place flags.

A FIELD OF HONOR: U.S. flags placed on veterans’ graves.


Volunteers, including Veterans Commissioner Jeanne Cristiano, City Council President John Hanlon, Ward 6 Councillor Al Lattanzi and Veterans Agent Gerri Miranda, met at Glenwood Cemetery for the first day of flag placing.

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