Ridgefield Scouts, Baseball Players, Townspeople Brave Weather to Decorate Graves of 900 Veterans

Last night, the American Legion Post 78, led by Commander George Besse, held its annual Flag Decorating event, placing more than 900 flags on the graves of local veterans.

Commander George Besse is grateful to the many community members who volunteered their time to honor our veterans. 

"The American Legion Post 78 wants to thank all the volunteers, the scouts, Legion baseball players, and townspeople for braving the weather, getting wet and getting the job done of honoring some 900 veterans' final resting place. Thank you all and we’ll see you at the parade. The weather will be great I promise!" says Besse.

Ridgefield's beloved Memorial Day Parade steps off at 11:30 and will feature six marching bands, many town organizations, clubs, sports teams and an Air Force flyover. A closing ceremony will be held in Ballard Park and feature short speeches, patriotic music and remarks from the Grand Marshal, Dick Godbout.

Read all about it here.


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