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.

Girl Scouts, from left, Mary Kate Neary, Amanda Soucie and Sophia Latour placed flags in Bantam.

Boomer Parsons, the sexton at Bantam Cemetery, was focused on the task.

Ann Leviness, an adult leader with the Girl Scouts, searches for veterans graves in Bantam.

Gary and Diane Flynn have been decorating graves in Bantam for 30 years.

Girl Scout Troop 40113 at the All Wars Memorial in Bantam.

Post 27 members, from left, Don Sage, Bob Lefevre and Gene Saska at West Cemetery.

Nancy Amrich and her grandchildren, Elizabeth and Benjamin Southard at the Wadhams memorial in West Cemetery.

Nancy Amrich gets set to place a flag at a grave.