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Flags placed on graves of area vets for Memorial Day

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. – American flags have been planted at the final resting place of area veterans during an annual Memorial Day tradition at the Gerald Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Congressman Paul Tonko and State Senator Kathy Marchione were among the people volunteering during Saturday morning’s flag planting.

Some of the visitors paid tribute to their parents, husbands, and friends, who have passed away after serving the United States.

“My father served in the Korean War and my husband’s father served in World War II. And they were so proud to serve the country and it meant so much to them,” said visitor Paula Boyer.

Each individual family that visited the cemetery on Saturday asks for others to remember those who were lost to preserve freedom. 

“Remember them, say a prayer, and be grateful that will live in a free country,” said Boyer. 

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