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Field of Flags byJones Memorial Hospital

A Community Honors Its Veterans


Great Work by M.A. Newark and Timothy Colligan

Photos by M.A. Newark
Photos by M.A Newark

The task was organized by Mary Ann Newark of the Immaculate Conception School and a member of the Wellsville Elks; and Tim Colligan of the Wellsville Sons of the American Legion and Elks.

Various students and parents, members of Girl Scout Troop 40748 and Boy Scout Troop  and Pack 733; as well as several civic minded residents turned out to honor our deceased friends and family members.

The afternoon started with a brief prayer led by Mrs. Newark. Then Mr. Colligan explained a little about flag etiquette and how this project was started. Scout Leader Gary Pinney then described the meaning of coins that are often found resting on the grave marker of a deceased veteran.   In all 382 flags were placed at Sacred Heart. Cemeteries in most areas are decorated for the upcoming Memorial Day.

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