Honoring the fallen

A group of Boy Scouts prepare to place flags during a ceremony at Mountain Home National Cemetery on Saturday morning.
Joey Hopson salutes after placing a flag.

With COVID-19 restrictions beginning to subside, the community turned out in full force over Memorial Day weekend to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

On Saturday, legions of scouts and community members braved a steady rain to place American flags on the graves markers that line Mountain Home National Cemetery. A short ceremony was held before the placing of the flags.

By Monday morning, the rain had given way to brilliant sunshine, making it a picture-perfect morning for an observance at the foot of the Doughboy statue in Memorial Park. Hosted by the local American Legion post, the event featured remarks by local elected officials and Congressman Phil Roe, who retired at the end of his term this January.


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