Letter to the Editor

Volunteers needed to help decorate veterans' graves

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dear Editor,

Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching us once again.

The McCook American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts and a number of community volunteers will be setting out flags on our veteranís gravesites at Calvary, Memorial Park, and Riverview cemeteries in McCook on Saturday, May 26th at 9:00 am.

The same volunteers will be picking up the flags from the gravesites on Monday, May 28th at 4 pm. If you would like to volunteer to either help set out the flags or pick them up, please just show up at the maintenance shop at the northeast corner of Memorial Park Cemetery no later than 8:45 am on Saturday, May 28 or by 3:45 pm on Monday, May 29th. Your help would be appreciated and I believe you will find it a rewarding experience.

Although we make every effort to ensure every deceased veteran has a flag at gravesite, occasionally gravesites are missed.

If your deceased veteran has a marker on the gravesite and it is missed, please accept our humble apology and know it is not done with ill intent. Also, flags will be left in a barrel next to the maintenance shop located at the northeast corner of Memorial Park. Please feel free to take one of those flags and place it at graveside.

If, on the other hand, you have placed your own flag on a veteranís gravesite, please clearly mark it to help ensure it is left when we pick up flags. Again, we do not take the flags with ill intent, and we make every effort to leave flags placed on gravesites by family and friends.


Daniel E Stramel,


McCook American

Legion Post 203

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