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Honoring & Remembering those Who Have Served

 

June 1, 2022

This wonderful group of Volunteers placed American Flags next to the graves of American Veterans as well as Blue Ladies Auxiliary flags for the dedicated Women. The Flag placing is a annual event held prior to the Memorial Day Holiday and is organized by Don and Rita Richman. The group is always looking for young new volunteers.

Memorial Day was celebrated on Monday with gatherings happening across Blaine County in private memorials or at larger social gatherings. The Chinook Veterans of Foreign Wars held their Annual Celebration at the Chinook Cemetery, recognizing all those service members that have left us. In Harlem, the Annual Memorial Day Remembrance was held at the Harlem Cemetery and services were also held at the Wing, Silver Bow and Turner Cemeteries.

The first Memorial Day was held on May 30, 1868. Originally referred to as 'Decoration Day' and meant to honor the more than 620,000 Americans that lost the...



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