Veterans lying in rest in Southborough’s Rural Cemetery were honored with new American flags on their gravestones last Friday evening. Groups of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, veterans, and other community members spread out across the cemetery replacing worn, frayed flags with new ones in a pre-Memorial Day tradition.
You can see photos of the flag placing below (click to enlarge).
It’s the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, so special attention is being paid to Southborough’s Civil War veterans in observances this year. To read the story of one of those veterans, Southborough’s only Medal of Honor winner Osgood T. Hadley, read this post.