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Volunteers needed to decorate Biloxi Nat'l Cemetery graves

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Biloxi National Cemetery is looking for volunteers to help with a Memorial Day tradition: decorating the graves of our veterans with American flags.

Saturday at 9am, volunteers will place about 17,000 flags, which will stay on display through Memorial Day. The flags will be furnished by the cemetery.

Flags will also be raised on the Avenue of Flags to honor all military members who have served, or are currently serving our Nation.

The 54-acre Biloxi National Cemetery was established in 1934, and serves over half a million veterans in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. The cemetery honors veterans with final resting places in a national shrine, and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service to our nation.

All volunteers are encouraged to arrive early and utilize available parking at the VA Medical Center parking lot adjacent to the parking garage, located north of the cemetery's main entrance.

[Editor's Note: Be sure to arrive before 9am. The event usually proceeds pretty quickly.]

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