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Volunteers sought to place flags for Memorial Day

The Douglas County Veterans Service Office will place roughly 5,000 flags at Superior cemeteries.

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Erick Hudson, left, the Douglas County’s veterans service officer, looks at headstones of veterans as he walks with Hannah Peterson, 11, at Greenwood Cemetery on May 21, 2020.
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SUPERIOR — Volunteers are being sought to place flags at Superior cemeteries to honor service members for Memorial Day. Volunteers are also needed to help set up, tear down and serve food at a free event for the community on Memorial Day weekend.

The Douglas County Veterans Service Office relies on volunteers to help plant roughly 5,000 flags at Superior cemeteries each year. Volunteers will be meeting at 9 a.m. May 26 at Greenwood Cemetery and 9 a.m. May 27 at Riverside, Graceland and the Hebrew cemeteries to place flags. A time has yet to be determined for placing flags at the Nemadji and St. Francis cemeteries.

The veterans service office will serve up its second annual Memorial Weekend Community Picnic and Military Vehicle Show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. The free event includes a picnic lunch, face painting, children’s activities, lawn games and more. Volunteers are needed to help set up, tear down and serve at the event.

Email Veterans@DouglasCountyWI.org or call 715-395-1477 to volunteer for either activity.

Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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