BCS celebrates Veterans Day by placing flags in local cemeteries

POSTED: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 5:45pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:14pm

For many, Veterans Day is a day to contemplate and for Sue Foy, it's a day to pay tribute to her late husband who served in the Korean War.

"It's just a time to reflect and remember him in a special way," she tells us. "I always stop and talk to him for a little bit, you know."

With the stars and stripes in hand, Foy and a group of around 25 from the National Sojourner's spent Monday morning at the cemetery to remember those are no longer with us.

More than 800 flags were placed in the College Station Cemetery honoring those who served our country.

"It's extremely important," said Ellen Marquis Horner, a member of the National Sojourner's and Daughters of the American Revolution. "Young people today, I don't think, care as much for it as people in the past have but hopefully with our involvement and other patriotic groups involvement we can continue the patriotism."

Patriotism that can be seen waving proudly from every Veteran's grave site both on Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

It's a small gesture of appreciation for those who dedicated their lives fighting for our freedom.

"You really can't express the feelings that you have," said Horner.

The group has been paying homage to our service men and women in by placing the flags in the cemetery for more than 20 years.


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