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Wintersville, Weirton Legion posts seek help to place flags Saturday on veterans’ graves

Two area Legion Posts are looking for some help Saturday morning with placing flags on veterans’ graves at local cemeteries, a tradition of the Memorial Day weekend.

The Wintersville American Legion Stevens-Christian Post 557 will place flags on veterans’ graves at Fort Steuben Burial Estates on Canton Road, Wintersville, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to assist with this event.

“We would appreciate the help!” notes a Facebook post by Holly Lewis, adjutant for the Wintersville post. “We need lots of volunteers as there are more than 1,800 veterans in this cemetery,” she added. Jim Balvin and Lori McNeil Balvin will be coordinating the project.

Volunteers should meet at the cemetery office for a list.

The Weirton American Legion Post 10 also is seeking help with placing flags on veterans’ graves.

Post Commander Ron Hagerty said flags need to be placed on as many as 800 veterans’ graves between two cemeteries in Weirton — Three Springs Cemetery and Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

“We’re probably looking at as many as 800 graves,” Hagerty said.

Those interested in assisting with the flag placements can meet at the Legion at 9 a.m. Saturday. The post is located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton. For information, Hagerty can be contacted at (304) 797-7092.

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