April 29 2019

Volunteers Needed to Help Place Flags on Veterans’ Graves for Memorial Day Ceremony


Help honor Burlington’s deceased veterans and help the town get ready to honor all of our nation’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

Burlington Office of Veterans Services is seeking volunteers to help place 3,000 flags on the graves of veterans for the Memorial Day observation.

“Every city and town across Massachusetts replaces all of the American Flags at the veterans’ graves,” Veterans Services Director Chris Hanafin explained in a past interview. “They’ve been doing it for decades.”

Volunteers are asked to gather at Chestnut Hill Cemetery on Bedford Street at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 to help with flag placement. After the flags are placed on graves there the group will move to Pine Haven Cemetery.

“We would like to welcome you to volunteer to help us ensure that each Veteran buried in the Town of Burlington has a brand new American Flag placed at their grave prior to Memorial Day,” a notice on the department’s website reads.


Unlike in past years there is no need to RSVP. Any can just show up and lend a hand.


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