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SLIDESHOW: Volunteers place flags on veterans' graves as Memorial Day tribute
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School friends Kira Senter, 7, and Emmie Sims, 7, place a flag on the grave of a veteran at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville. - photo by Erin O. Smith

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary provided flags Friday as about 45 people showed up to place flags on veterans’ graves at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.

Individuals will be picking up the flags early Tuesday morning and welcome the help of others in the community.

Here is a list of Memorial Day events in the area:


When: 10 a.m. Monday
Where: Green Street, Gainesville
More info: Dave Dellinger, 770-718-7676


What: Featuring speaker Lt. Col. Kevin Jarrard
When: 10 a.m. Monday
Where: Lula Veterans Park, 6007 Main Street, Lula


Who: Law enforcement and emergency responders
When: Noon
Where: Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 2030 Memorial Park Drive, Gainesville

Northwinds Symphonic Band concert

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday
Where: First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville
More info: