You can help honor our veterans on Memorial Day:

Local vet Jake Blitsch is calling out for some assistance, in putting up the American flags at Woodlawn cemetery in Oelwein. The process will begin this Saturday (May 19) at 8:00 a.m. sharp. More than 600 flags will be put on the graves of local veterans.

Lots of help is needed, regardless of age; volunteers will be assigned a section of the cemetery, and given a bundle of flags to erect.

According to Blitsch, with enough help, the whole process could take as little as one hour.

More help will be needed on the Tuesday after Memorial Day, when the flags will be taken down. Again, volunteers are asked to be at the cemetery at 8:00 a.m.

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