Flag Pick Up at Biloxi National Cemetery
Hundreds of volunteers flooded the Biloxi National Cemetery early this morning to collect flags placed on the graves for Memorial Day.
Over 20,000 flags needed to be picked up, giving the community another opportunity to honor our fallen heroes. Coast residents ranging from young kids to senior citizens helped the cemetery this year.
Members of the cemetery’s memorial committee tell News 25 seeing young kids lend a helping hand when it comes to our service members who died serving our country is impactful and an important lesson to learn. Nettie Carter Jones with the memorial committee said, “Especially the young people, it would teach them more about our country, our veterans, what they did for us to have freedom here in America. Also, it would teach them about being community volunteers.”
The Biloxi National Cemetery has been inviting the public to help pick up Memorial Day flags for over 10 years.