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Honoring those that have served: Community members place flags on veterans’ graves

May 24, 2013

Aaron Young, Clayton Young, Drew Brandle, Peyton Martin, Logan Fish, Aaron Hochstetler, Jared Neff, Danny Martin, Gary Kauffman, Grant Kauffman, Len Fish, David Hochstetler, Scott Compton take a break from placing American flags on the graves of veterans at Bremen Cemetery on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18.

BREMEN — There are many events that have taken place in life which call for a remembrance.
Many Bremen residents take time to remember fallen soldiers through a noteworthy act.
For Kristy Barehead, manager of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8972, and other members of the VFW that means placing flags on veterans’ graves at Bremen Municipal Cemetery on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18.
The event is to honor those who have died and serving our country.
“It is our final salute to deceased veterans,” Rick Hardy said while at the VFW recent.
Hardy said the event takes place annually and it is always very special having a large group gather to remember those who fought for our country.
This year, the event will took place just the same as it has in the past: Members of the VFW and also anyone else who wished to participate will gathered at the Yellow River Bridge in Bremen on Saturday morning.
After the service ended, the crowd continued on to the town’s cemeteries, such as Bremen Municipal.
Hardy estimated that 100-200 people would be there for the remembrance.
Last year, over 700 flags that placed on the graves in Bremen.
All military soldiers had some sort of thank you on Armed Forces Day.

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