Old Glory honors veterans


Many rise early to place flags at cemeteries

Early Saturday morning Chandler Koetting, of Boy Scout Troop 61 prepares to hand out American flags to volunteers. The volunteers will place the flags on veterans’ graves at Memorial Park Cemetery to honor them for Memorial Day. Members of the American Legion’s George A. Whiteman Memorial Post 642, Boy Scout Troop 61, Cub Scout Pack 61, Smith-Cotton JROTC and other volunteers gathered to place flags on the gravesites at 6:30 a.m. Post Cmdr. Joe Cochran said there were 823 military veterans buried at Memorial Park.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

S-C JROTC member Christian Terrazzas places an American Flag on a veteran’s grave at Memorial Park Cemetery early Saturday morning. “It’s an honor doing this,” he said.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Carrying a handful of American flags Ed Baldinger, of Sedalia, looks for veterans’ gravesites Saturday morning at Memorial Park Cemetery. Baldinger said he was volunteering with his son S-C JROTC Sgt. Mathew Baldinger. “These are the true heroes,” Ed Baldinger added. “They gave so much more than we ever can.”


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Becky Ott, of Sedalia, places a flag on a veteran’s grave at Memorial Park Cemetery Saturday morning. Ott was volunteering with her daughter S-C JROTC Cap. Krysta Ott in the annual Memorial Day event that honors deceased veterans. Along with American Legion Post 642, VFW Post 2591 and Voiture 333, 40 & 8 many other volunteers took flags to the area cemeteries Saturday morning.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

An American flag flies in the early morning breeze above the grave of World War I veteran George F. Webster (1886-1947) Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Approximately 823 flags were placed at the cemetery creating a landscape of red, white and blue.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Early Saturday morning Chandler Koetting, of Boy Scout Troop 61 prepares to hand out American flags to volunteers. The volunteers will place the flags on veterans’ graves at Memorial Park Cemetery to honor them for Memorial Day. Members of the American Legion’s George A. Whiteman Memorial Post 642, Boy Scout Troop 61, Cub Scout Pack 61, Smith-Cotton JROTC and other volunteers gathered to place flags on the gravesites at 6:30 a.m. Post Cmdr. Joe Cochran said there were 823 military veterans buried at Memorial Park.

S-C JROTC member Christian Terrazzas places an American Flag on a veteran’s grave at Memorial Park Cemetery early Saturday morning. “It’s an honor doing this,” he said.

Carrying a handful of American flags Ed Baldinger, of Sedalia, looks for veterans’ gravesites Saturday morning at Memorial Park Cemetery. Baldinger said he was volunteering with his son S-C JROTC Sgt. Mathew Baldinger. “These are the true heroes,” Ed Baldinger added. “They gave so much more than we ever can.”

Becky Ott, of Sedalia, places a flag on a veteran’s grave at Memorial Park Cemetery Saturday morning. Ott was volunteering with her daughter S-C JROTC Cap. Krysta Ott in the annual Memorial Day event that honors deceased veterans. Along with American Legion Post 642, VFW Post 2591 and Voiture 333, 40 & 8 many other volunteers took flags to the area cemeteries Saturday morning.

An American flag flies in the early morning breeze above the grave of World War I veteran George F. Webster (1886-1947) Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Approximately 823 flags were placed at the cemetery creating a landscape of red, white and blue.

Early Saturday morning Chandler Koetting, of Boy Scout Troop 61 prepares to hand out American flags to volunteers. The volunteers will place the flags on veterans’ graves at Memorial Park Cemetery to honor them for Memorial Day. Members of the American Legion’s George A. Whiteman Memorial Post 642, Boy Scout Troop 61, Cub Scout Pack 61, Smith-Cotton JROTC and other volunteers gathered to place flags on the gravesites at 6:30 a.m. Post Cmdr. Joe Cochran said there were 823 military veterans buried at Memorial Park.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TSD053016VetFlags-1.jpgEarly Saturday morning Chandler Koetting, of Boy Scout Troop 61 prepares to hand out American flags to volunteers. The volunteers will place the flags on veterans’ graves at Memorial Park Cemetery to honor them for Memorial Day. Members of the American Legion’s George A. Whiteman Memorial Post 642, Boy Scout Troop 61, Cub Scout Pack 61, Smith-Cotton JROTC and other volunteers gathered to place flags on the gravesites at 6:30 a.m. Post Cmdr. Joe Cochran said there were 823 military veterans buried at Memorial Park. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

S-C JROTC member Christian Terrazzas places an American Flag on a veteran’s grave at Memorial Park Cemetery early Saturday morning. “It’s an honor doing this,” he said.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TSD053016VetFlags-2.jpgS-C JROTC member Christian Terrazzas places an American Flag on a veteran’s grave at Memorial Park Cemetery early Saturday morning. “It’s an honor doing this,” he said. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Carrying a handful of American flags Ed Baldinger, of Sedalia, looks for veterans’ gravesites Saturday morning at Memorial Park Cemetery. Baldinger said he was volunteering with his son S-C JROTC Sgt. Mathew Baldinger. “These are the true heroes,” Ed Baldinger added. “They gave so much more than we ever can.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TSD053016VetFlags-3.jpgCarrying a handful of American flags Ed Baldinger, of Sedalia, looks for veterans’ gravesites Saturday morning at Memorial Park Cemetery. Baldinger said he was volunteering with his son S-C JROTC Sgt. Mathew Baldinger. “These are the true heroes,” Ed Baldinger added. “They gave so much more than we ever can.” Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Becky Ott, of Sedalia, places a flag on a veteran’s grave at Memorial Park Cemetery Saturday morning. Ott was volunteering with her daughter S-C JROTC Cap. Krysta Ott in the annual Memorial Day event that honors deceased veterans. Along with American Legion Post 642, VFW Post 2591 and Voiture 333, 40 & 8 many other volunteers took flags to the area cemeteries Saturday morning.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TSD053016VetFlags-4.jpgBecky Ott, of Sedalia, places a flag on a veteran’s grave at Memorial Park Cemetery Saturday morning. Ott was volunteering with her daughter S-C JROTC Cap. Krysta Ott in the annual Memorial Day event that honors deceased veterans. Along with American Legion Post 642, VFW Post 2591 and Voiture 333, 40 & 8 many other volunteers took flags to the area cemeteries Saturday morning. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

An American flag flies in the early morning breeze above the grave of World War I veteran George F. Webster (1886-1947) Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Approximately 823 flags were placed at the cemetery creating a landscape of red, white and blue.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TSD053016VetFlags-5.jpgAn American flag flies in the early morning breeze above the grave of World War I veteran George F. Webster (1886-1947) Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Approximately 823 flags were placed at the cemetery creating a landscape of red, white and blue. Faith Bemiss | Democrat
Many rise early to place flags at cemeteries
Sedalia Democrat
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