Honor Veterans By Flagging Graves In Derby

The following information was posted on Facebook by Evelyn Browning, of the Catholic War Veterans St. Michael’s Post 1562 and Auxiliary in Derby.

“Veterans and non-veterans will honor fallen veterans of Derby by placing flags on their graves for Memorial Day beginning Wednesday May 23, 2018.

We will meet at Oak Cliff Cemetery on Hawthorne Avenue at approximately 9 a.m.

When complete, we will proceed to the St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Greek Cemetery on Chatfield Street, St. Michaels Cemetery on Silver Hill Road, and finally Mt. St. Peter Cemetery on New Haven Avenue/Route 34.

For those who may have not done this before, a veteran will be identified by a military foot stone or inscription on their headstone. We have been reminded to place the flag at the veterans headstone. If there is no headstone and only a military foot stone, then the flag should be placed at the veterans foot stone.

If you have a few or more hours and want to honor our veterans, stop by and lend a hand.

If there are any questions, please call, Paul Varsanik, 203-735-7288.”

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