Visiting veteran’s graves and volunteering on Memorial Day

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WESTERN PANHANDLE, Neb. As Memorial Day weekend begins, there are many local programs available for people who want to attend or even volunteer for.

Volunteers are needed to place United States flags on the deceased veteran’s graves in Scottsbluff and Mitchell. There are many Memorial Day programs offered all across the Panhandle. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

Volunteers are needed to place United States flags on the deceased veteran’s graves at the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff and Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery located between Scottsbluff and Mitchell on Highway 26. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Fairview Cemetery at 9:00am and the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery at 11:00am on Saturday, March 25th.

If you have any questions, you can contact Beth Linn at (308) 631-9932.

Many local cemeteries are hosting Memorial Day activities and programs.

Starting at 8:00am on Monday, May 27th, you can have coffee with the veterans at the Western NE State Veterans Home in Scottsbluff.

At 9:00am, you can visit to the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.

At 10:00am, you can visit the Westlawn Cemetery in Gering and the Mitchell Valley Cemetery in Mitchell.

At 10:30am, you can visit the North Platte River Bridge in Mitchell and the Dalton Cemetery in Dalton.

At 11:00am, you can visit the North Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell, the Eastlawn Cemetery in Minatare and the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Scottsbluff.

At 1:00pm, you can visit the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Alliance.

At 1:30pm, you can visit the Western NE State Veterans Home in Scottsbluff.