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Volunteers Needed for Flag Planting to Honor West Hartford Veterans

The annual Veteran's Day flag planting at Fairview Cemetery will take place at Fairview Cemetery. (we-ha.com file photo)

The annual Veteran’s Day Flag Planting will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at West Hartford’s Fairview Cemetery.

The annual Veteran's Day flag planting at Fairview Cemetery will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5. Submitted photo.

The annual Veteran’s Day flag planting at Fairview Cemetery will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5. Submitted photo.

By Ronni Newton

Veteran’s Day is Nov. 11, and to honor all of the veterans buried in West Hartford’s Fairview Cemetery, flags will be placed on their graves on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

Town Council Minority Leader Denise Berard Hall, who has for decades helped organize flag planting on Veteran’s Day as well as Memorial Day, is asking the community to volunteer to place flags on the graves of all veterans buried at Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford, in honor of their service to the United States.

Because the ground may be hard, Hall suggests bringing a screwdriver or other tool to aid in planting the flags.

The flag planting begins at 8:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery on Pleasant Street.

All are welcome and there is no need to RSVP, but if you have questions or need additional information, contact Tom or Denise Hall at 860-521-7654.

Anyone who has a relative or friend buried at Fairview whose grave is not properly identified as that of a veteran should contact the cemetery office at 860-561-8136 so that a flag can be planted there.

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