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Thread: Placing Flags at National Veterans Cemetery

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    Placing Flags at National Veterans Cemetery

    My DH and I belong to a car club here, and we all decided to go to our local National Cemetery today tohelp place flags on the graves as a community service project. Since my Dad is buried there, I took my mom along so she could put his flag up and visit his grave. Here are 2 pictures. We took many more, but I didn't take them all off the camera yet. Anyway, you can see in the distance what a neat cemetery this place is...it's only 2 years old, and very natural in the way they developed it.
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    Good for you. I've often asked my Son if he's visited his Fathers grave. Its north of Houston and my son lives not too far away. Wish i were closer.

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    That's wonderful of you to do that. I watched them doing it (on TV) at Arlington. I'm old enough that I remember my parent's referring to this weekend as "Decoration Day".
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    I also remember Memorial Day as Decoration Day, was only one day when I was a kid. My late Dad and two late Brothers are all buried in National cemeteries, in different States. The National Cemeteries are all beautiful, the reason I had my youngest Brother buried there. They will be taken care of forever.
    Good for you to put flags out, Boy Scouts do it here.
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    Bless your heart for taking the time to volunteer to place the flags. The Boy Scouts do it here at the Bay Pines National Cemetery (where my dad is) in St Petersburg, FL. It is another beautiful and peaceful location.
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    I love seeing all the flags at the National Cemetaries, always brings tears to my eyes. My sons boy scout troop used to place the flags at the one on Pensacola Naval Air Station where my husband is buried and my uncle is in Arlington.
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    Thank You for your great support of our veterans. I went to the cemetery today to put flags on my father and step fathers graves. Beautiful but at the same time sad to see so many flags.
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    What a great thing to do, Thank you.

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    Thank you ......

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    Blessings and thanks to veterans and to those who continue to remember them and place flags.
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    I am a veteran - but from Vietnam-era and the response to people serving then was WAAAAY different than it is today. Thanks for all of you out there who are veterans as well and everyone have a safe and happy Memorial Day. Rememberance of silence at 3:00 local time wherever you are.
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    We started out today at our church's cemetery to have Mass to offer prayers for all deceased military from all wars. Many people prayed for members of their families. Very moving. After coffee/OJ, donuts, and fellowship were enjoyed by all.
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    Thank you for doing that for our Veterans. Tell your mom there are so many of us who appreciate what our older Veterans did during WWII, and all Veterans everywhere in every war. If it were not for them, our country would be in even worse shape than it is. Their love and service truly make the United States of America the land of the free and the home of the brave. God bless each one.

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    I went to the national cemetery in Canton, GA today where my parents are buried. There were flags on each grave and it was beautiful. As we left we passed a middle aged man in a lawn chair, sitting with the grave of his son, killed in action. Broke my heart. Thank you to the Father and the Son, forever thank you.

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    Thanks for doing this!
    My two younger brothers placed over 200 flags at a cemetary in Indianapolis on Sat. I was very proud that they gave their time to do this.
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    Thank-you for doing this! My late husband served in the navy in Vietnam.
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