MEMORIAL DAY: Volunteers place American flags at Vicksburg National Cemetery

Published 2:10 pm Friday, May 26, 2023

An estimated 200 volunteers turned out Friday to place flags on more than 18,000 graves in the National Cemetery at the Vicksburg National Military Park in honor of Memorial Day.

Here’s a selection of star-spangled banners waving amongst the grave markers.

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About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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