American Flags Placed On Graves
On May 9, representatives from the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 placed American Flags on the graves of veterans in the Cassadaga Cemetery, the Stockton Evergreen Cemetery and the Stockton Greenwood Cemetery. The volunteers walked around the cemeteries placing nearly 430 American flags on the graves of the veterans. Pictured are Karl and Sally Lawson of Cassadaga who placed the flags. Memorial Day was first observed in Waterloo, N.Y., on May 5, 1866, after the Civil War. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation stating that Waterloo was the first town to observe Memorial Day.
Photo by John Sipos