New flags adorn Civil War gravestones in West Cemetery in Litchfield ahead of Memorial Day. BZ photos
A Memorial Day weekend tradition resumed in Bantam and Litchfield on Saturday when volunteers placed new flags at the gravestones of veterans in four cemeteries.
American Legion Post 44 in Bantam 44 coordinated a flag-placement effort at Bantam Cemetery and Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Bantam, while American Legion Post 27 in Litchfield did the same at West Cemetery and East Cemetery. A large group of volunteers assisted in Bantam, including Girl Scouts from Troop 40113. Post 44 member Gary Flynn and his wife, Diane, marked their 30th year placing flags in Bantam.
Post 27 took advantage of another large group of volunteers in carrying out its mission.
Post 44 will hold a Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at 1 p.m at the All Wars Memorial in Bantam. Post 27 will hold its ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. on the Litchfield Green.