WEST HARTFORD — Veteran’s Day will be celebrated Nov.11. To honor all veterans buried in West Hartford’s Fairview Cemetery, flags will be placed at their graves on Saturday, Nov. 7, according to an email from organizers.
There are more than 1,200 military graves in Fairview Cemetery, and volunteers from the community are asked to assist in placing flags to honor their service to the United States.
Because the ground may be hard, volunteers may want to bring a screwdriver or other tool to aid in placing the flags.
The flag placement begins at 8:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery on Pleasant Street and all volunteers must check-in at the registration tent at the entrance to Fairview Cemetery. All COVID-19 protocols will be observed and all volunteers will be required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Flag placement is a great educational and/or community service opportunity for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. All are welcome and there is no need to RSVP.
For more information, contact Renee McCue, at 860-561-7521.
Anyone who has a relative or friend buried at Fairview whose grave is not properly identified as that of a veteran should contact the cemetery office at 860-561-8136 so that a flag can be placed there.
The town will hold its Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford Center. The keynote speaker will be Captain Heidi-Anne Mooney, USMC. If the weather is inclement the ceremony will be canceled and not relocated to an indoor venue due to COVID-19 restrictions for indoor assembles.