Going Strong Since the 1950s, Tradition of Placing Flags on Gravesites of Veterans Continues in Greenwich

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Scouts heading out to place American flags on the graves of veterans. Photo: Heather Lowthert

Vin Masi, who served in the Navy during the Korean War, and is a member of the Greenwich American Legion, helped enlist Scouts to help place flags on the gravesites at various locations throughout Greenwich on Wednesday.

American Legion has been doing this before Memorial Day weekend since the 1950’s. A total of about 2,300 flags were ordered and placed at cemeteries including Union Cemetery, First Church Binney Park, Tomac, Putman and St. Mary’s.

Organizations that took part included the VFW Cos Cob, Marine League, Retired Men’s Association, Knight of Columbus, Cos Cob Fire Station, Glenville Fire Station and the Greenwich Boy Scouts.

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Photo: Heather Lowthert

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Vin Masi handing a flag to Pack 23 Tiger Cub Lucas Fawcett. Photo Heather Lowthert

 


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