Veterans of every American conflict since the Revolution can be found at Mount Holly Cemetery.
Every year, the day before Memorial Day, volunteers fan out across the cemetery to place American flags on the veterans’ graves. Scout troops, church groups, civic organizations, and individual volunteers all get involved!
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Gallery from Memorial Day Weekend
Volunteers introduce themselves to the organizers.
Mount Holly Cemetery Association member and memorial flag organizer Matilda Buchanan explains logistics to the gathered volunteers.
Scout troops, church groups, and community volunteers learn how to identify the veterans’ graves.
Scout leaders are assigned a section of the cemetery.
Volunteers learn where they will find veterans in the cemetery.
Organizers and volunteers pass out flags.
Volunteers receive their bundles of flags.
Mount Holly loves seeing cheerful volunteers!
Volunteers break into smaller groups responsible for a section of the cemetery.
Volunteers are ready to place flags.
Volunteers fan out across the grounds to find the graves of veterans.
The grave of a veteran is identified.
Volunteers determine where to go next.
Finding the veterans is a treasure hunt!
Searching for veterans in Mount Holly.
Volunteers enjoy themselves.
19th century veterans’ graves.
The decorated grave of a 20th century veteran
The large mausoleum has veterans inside, too.