Eight members of Strasburg American Legion Auxiliary Liberty Unit 289 traveled to five area cemeteries on Saturday, May 18, and placed 211 flags on the graves of veterans in preparation for Memorial Day.
The Auxiliary places the flags a week before Memorial Day to allow early visitors to see the flags on the graves of their loved ones. Seventy-nine flags were placed at St. Paul’s Cemetery; 83 flags at Grace Cemetery; 42 flags at Richland Cemetery; four at Wade Cemetery and two at Lookout Cemetery.
Auxiliary members assisting with the placement of the flags included Cinda Held, Kathy Eckstein, Jamie Brown, and Linda Oakley, and Junior members Abby, Anna, Aubrey and Adeline Brown. Also assisting was Ed Held.