Grange volunteers tend gravesites to honor veterans — Trina Bianchi

Photo by Cindi Robinson
Stuart Robinson helps out at Morningside Cemetery in Charlotte to put new markers and American flags on veterans’ graves ahead of Memorial Day.

To the Editor:

Ever wondered where all those flags that are placed next to gravestones in the Charlotte cemeteries come from?

Each year, the Charlotte Grange purchases over 200 flags from the American Legion Post #14 in Vergennes along with markers. During the month of May, Grange members take the flags and markers to each of the four cemeteries in the Town of Charlotte and visit the graves of all the veterans buried there honoring each veteran with a new flag and, if necessary, a new marker.

This year David Perrin visited the graves in Barber Cemetery. Ruah Swennerfelt and Louis Cox visited the cemetery at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Cindi Robinson and her son, Stuart, took care of Morningside Cemetery and Dorothy Hill went to Grand View Cemetery.

We thank the Charlotte Grange and the members for honoring our deceased veterans each year.

Trina Bianchi
Charlotte

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