Volunteers honor fallen Decatur veterans this Memorial Day weekend

- Volunteers are working hard to honor veterans at the Decatur Cemetery.

Chris Billingsley is in-charge of the city of Decatur’s flags and flowers for Memorial Day.

The Decatur native and retired high school teacher got some help in going around placing flags at dozens of grave sites and memorials. All of which belong to veterans whose service goes back to the Civil War.

One the volunteers even brought her grandchildren to show them the importance of service.

"Memorial Day is a very special day for Americans. It's a time where we should not only reflect about the sacrifice of those in uniform, but also about who these men were and what their story is," said Billingsley.

Remembering the veterans does not stop there.

The volunteers will place flowers on the graves Sunday evening followed by a brief remembrance ceremony at the Decatur Cemetery on Monday.

If you would like to help place flags and/or flowers on the graves or memorials in the Decatur Cemetery for those who were killed while serving in the military as part of your Memorial Day Weekend activities, please contact Chris Billingsley at chris@gomidcity.com OR you can show up for any of the following:

Thursday, May 25, 5:00 P.M.  Place Flags On Graves- Meet at the Veteran’s Rock in the new cemetery (enter Church Street gate and drive to area above pond).

Sunday, May 28, 4:00 P.M. Place Flowers On Graves- Meet at same location described above, Veteran’s Rock.

Monday, May 29, 5:00 P.M.- Brief Remembrance Ceremony.

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