Volunteers Place Flags At Graves For Memorial Day

By: Brittany Gunter Email
By: Brittany Gunter Email

Volunteers decorated graves with American flags at Omaha’s Mount Hope Cemetery on Saturday.

The Benson VFW and American Legion have combined forces since the 1930s to ensure the job gets done. The Benson High School ROTC and the Boy Scouts pitched in with help from other volunteers.

“We just feel like these people have served their country and watched over us and we're just here to show our appreciation,” said volunteer Margie Agagee.

A Memorial Day ceremony starts Monday at 11 a.m. and the public is welcome.

Gov. Dave Heineman will attend ceremonies at Omaha's Memorial Park on Monday. He's ordered U.S. and Nebraska flags be flown at half-staff until noon on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

“Our flags will fly at half-staff to honor the courage and dedication of those who have sacrificed for our freedom. Memorial Day is a day to remember and to recognize the brave men and women of the United States armed forces who have served and who are currently serving. We appreciate their service to our country.”

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