The annual tradition of placing American flags on the graves of the approximately 1,400 veterans interred at Fairmount Cemetery will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.

The public is invited to assist in the effort at the City-run cemetery at 1120 W. Avenue N.

Following a short ceremony, volunteers – including Boy Scouts and members of the Civil Air Patrol – will place a flag on each grave that has a military service marker. Families of veterans whose graves do not have a military marker should call the cemetery’s office at (325) 655-9475 in advance to have a flag placed.

Veterans Day is observed on Nov. 11 to honor armed services veterans. Because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year, many governmental offices – including the City of San Angelo – will be closed Monday, Nov. 12.

The flags at Fairmount Cemetery will remain in place until Tuesday, Nov. 13. During that span, the public is invited to tour the cemetery and view the graves of the many San Angelo-area veterans who are among the 34,000 people buried at Fairmount Cemetery.

The flags will be removed at 10 a.m. Nov. 13. The public is welcome to assist in that effort, as well.

Information provided by the City of San Angelo Public Information Division.

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