Placing Memorial Day Flags
The Town Honors Veterans' Graves
28 May 2005



Malcolm & Bruce in the Bunker Cemetery

Flox at the Bunker Cemetery

Going to the Spurling Point Cemetery

At Spurling Point

Closeup of Revolutionary War medalion
all photos courtesy of Karin Whitney

Malcolm, Bruce, Phil, and Karin went out on a drizzling and misty day on Great Cranberry to place flags on the graves of veterans.  These flags are paid for by the Town.

We visited these cemeteries in turn, and found the indicated number of veteran's graves: Stanley (6), Bunker (11), Preble (4), Spurling (3), George Bunker (1), Spurling Point (2), and Harding Point (8).  In several places, new flags were already in place.

The oldest grave we found was at Spurling Point, for a Revolutionary War veteran.

In all, we identified 35 veteran's graves, and placed 27 new flags (the others were already in good condition.)

If we have missed any known veterans, please inform Karin Whitney, as she is keeping a list of the graves to be so honored each year.


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