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By Karla Pomeroy
Staff Writer 

Memorial Day: Working behind the scenes to honor veterans

 

May 28, 2016

Karla Pomeroy

VFW members Carl Turnbaugh and Tom Young put a flag at a veteran's headstone at Riverside Cemetery in Thermopolis Thursday. The VFW has been placing flags for decades.

THERMOPOLIS - Every year on Memorial Day you'll see veterans' headstones in cemeteries adorned with flags. Who ensures those flags are there? Well in Thermopolis, for at least 50 years the Thermopolis Veterans of Foreign Wars have been honoring all deceased veterans by placing flags at the headstones of each veteran buried at either Riverside Cemetery or Monument Hill Cemetery.

Whether it's two volunteers or the dozen who showed up Thursday afternoon this year, one thing has remained constant over the past few decades - VFW member Carl Turnbaugh is always there.

Most of the volunteers Thurs...



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