Winchester Cemetery honors those who gave all

Yesterday Memorial Monday May 30 hundreds gathered to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at Winchester’s National Cemetery (WNC).

Over 5,000 flags were placed at the headstones of those soldiers who are laid to rest at WNC.

The ceremony was organized by the American Red Cross of the Greater Shenandoah Valley with the support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2123 co-hosting the event.

Lieutenant Colonel Joan K. Grewe U.S. Army Retired was the Keynote Speaker.

Karen Wallace Williams read the poem of remembrance.

Another co-host of the event, Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution set off a  volley of musket fire to honor those who sacrificed.

That was one of many ceremonies held across the region.

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) allowed the laying of flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier by the general public this year.

As always ANC with the help of volunteers placed flags at the headstones of those who are buried there.

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