American flags placed at Sullivan cemetary to honor Memorial Day weekend

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SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Memorial Day weekend tradition, continues in Sullivan.

The Sullivan American Legion gathered at Center Ridge Cemetery Friday. Each year, the day before Memorial Day, volunteers place an American flag on every veteran’s headstone in the city of Sullivan.

“1,333 veterans are buried out here. The community has come out to honor those veterans … It’s very important that the community recognize what these veterans sacrified for us,” Bob Emmons with the American Legion said.

Volunteers met at 8 a.m. Friday to place the flags.

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