Our American flag deserves some respect

On Thursday, May 23, the Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts with their leaders, VFW Post 607 and the Rogers City Servicemen Club members went to the Memorial Park Cemetery to put the American flag on each veteran’s grave that is laid to rest. It takes a couple of hours to make sure that not one veteran is missed.

On Memorial Day, a ceremony is done at the courthouse at the memorial stones, then the parade of our mostly marching veterans, the float carrying our veterans that are not able to march and our different groups of scouts proceed to the Memorial Park Cemetery where a minister of our of our local churches gives a moving talk.

Including Mt. Calvary and Peace Lutheran, taps are played, and a gun salute is given at each cemetery.

Our flags in the memorial park stay at each veteran’s grave til Labor Day.

This all said, and the reason I am writing this that there were discarded flags laying on the ground three days after memorial day at Mt. Calvary! I understand that the cemetery has a policy. I do think that our veterans deserve more than 24 hours, but if you can’t give them that I do believe that every flag no matter how small or large should NOT touch the ground. For someone to discard them on the ground is very disrespectful of every flag and every veteran that fought for that flag!


Rogers City


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