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Special to The Gardner News
May 26, 2014 – Every year the local American Legion decorates veterans graves in local cemeteries with flags and crosses for Memorial Day. Volunteers worked on the evening of Thursday, May 22nd, preparing the decorations and then gathered again on Saturday morning May 24, to place the decorations on the grave sites.
This year local Legion members placed crosses and flags on 436 graves in Gardner Cemetery and St Columbia Cemetery. Local scouts assisted in the effort.
On Memorial Day, a crowd gathered at the Gardner Cemetery for a brief ceremony honoring veterans.