Volunteers needed to place flags at local cemetery for Memorial Day
Many people are headed into a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, and Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 2869 is asking for volunteers to help recognize veterans who have passed.
Each year, Post 2869 places American Flags on the graves of area veterans. Ed Chauvin, VFW Post 2869 Service Commander, said that while the Mount Vernon, Forrest City and Hughes cemeteries are covered by groups of volunteers, the largest cemetery the Post works is Forrest Park Cemetery.
Chauvin said about 500 flags will be placed at Forrest Park Cemetery on Saturday. The members of the Post are asking for those who would like to volunteer to come to Forrest Park Cemetery at 9 a.m. The Post members will guide the volunteers to where the flags should be placed. Chauvin asks that volunteers bring a screwdriver or something that can make a small hole in the ground so the flags can be placed in the ground. Chauvin also said help will be needed on Monday afternoon to pick the flags up.
The public is also invited to the annual Memorial Day service at the Veteran’s Memorial at the Forrest City Civic Center on Monday, May 28, beginning at 11 a.m. The service is held in remembrance of veterans who have died and in honor of those who have served and are serving their country.