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Veterans seek help for flag placement

Posted: May. 15, 2019 6:50 pm

QUINCY -- Volunteers are sought to help place and remove American flags by each headstone at Sunset Cemetery on the grounds of the Illinois Veterans Home for the Memorial Day weekend.

American Legion Post 37 of Quincy, with assistance from Quincy Scouts BSA, will be placing flags starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. Removal will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28.

In case of rain, the work will be postponed by one day.

Sunset Cemetery's main entrance is on U.S. 24, just east of the Knapheide Co. property on North Fifth. Upon arrival, volunteers will receive an instruction sheet for proper placement of flags. No previous notice is required.

More information is available by calling 217-653-1743.

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