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A dozen new flags will honor veterans


Twelve new flags will be dedicated on Memorial Day, May 29, at the special Isle of Flags ceremony at Spring Canyon Cemetery.

The ceremonies kick off at 11 a.m. with master of ceremonies Richard Black (Navy captain retired) getting the program started. He will deliver the memorial address.

The 12 new flags honor Brandon W. Buche, Bert E. Carley, Jimmy Lee Easling, Larry M. Haag, Rodrick B. Hartman, Michael “Mick” McNeilly, Erskin R. Prevett, Michael N. Somday, James A. Stansfield, Mary E. Muller Sullivan, Patrick M. Sullivan, and Mike Townsend.

An Isle of Flags spokesman said volunteers are needed to help put up the 500-plus flags at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 27, and to take them down at 3 p.m. Monday, May 29.

As part of the Memorial Day celebration, the vets will hold a free breakfast Saturday at the Veteran’s Center in Electric City. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and continues until 11 a.m. “Donations will be accepted,” Isle of Flags Chairman Ben Alling said.The public is invited to take part in both Saturday’s breakfast and Monday’s ceremonies.

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