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500 flags will fly at cemetery

Memorial Day ceremony Monday

 


Thirteen new flags will be dedicated in the “Isle of Flags” ceremony at Spring Canyon Cemetery, Monday, May 28, beginning at 11 a.m.

American Legion Post 157 officials stated this week that more than 500 memorial flags will be waving over the Memorial Day weekend and beyond.

Flags will go up beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, and volunteers will remove and store the flags beginning at 6 p.m. next Monday.

Those being remembered for their service to their country this year are:

• Vernon “Vern” Ross Coppersmith,

• David C. Doppler,

• Harrold W. Dugan,

• J.C. Elkins,

• James L. Francis,

• John “Jack” Gallinger,

• Rufus B. Lacy,

• Donald B. Lindor,

• Felix McCraigie,

• Robert D. McNeilly,

• Bob R. Merriman,

• William “Bill” O’Palmer, Jr., and

• Victor R. Pickett.

Richard Black, a retired U.S. Navy captain, will act as master of ceremonies again this year.

The memorial address will be given by Allen Ashworth, SFC US Army retired.

The placing of the memorial wreath will be done by Pat Zlateff.

Ben Alling chairs the 28-member Isle of Flags committee.

 

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