Volunteers place flags for Veterans at Ishpeming Cemetery
ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - Volunteers gathered to place flags on the graves of Veterans in the Ishpeming cemetery.
The sections of the cemetery were given to volunteers in groups to give all Veteran plots a flag.
Tom Perry, American Legion Post 114 Memorial Day coordinator said this is a tradition that has taken place on the Thursday before Memorial Day for quite a few years in Ishpeming.
Perry said this is an important way to keep honoring those who served.
“It’s honoring our past,” Perry explained.
“The military has a very strong tradition of honoring the past. You always know that you’re walking on the backs of those that came before you,” said Perry. “People are very impressed by a small town like Ishpeming and how many Veteran graves there are out there. It’s a military tradition, it’s what we do.”
Sponsors of the event were VFW Post 4573, American Legion 114 and AMVETS Post 122.
The Memorial Day Program will begin at 10:00 a.m. on May 29 at the Ishpeming Cemetery.
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