Volunteers have been working to place new American flags on veterans' graves across the Southern End.
"We do 32 cemeteries," coordinator Merle Aukamp said last week. Aukamp, a Korean War veteran, and Dick Lefever brought 2,500 flags to the area a week ago. They have been distributing the flags to other volunteers and kept enough to do the graves in the Quarryville Cemetery.
Aukamp, Lefever, Doris Lefever, Marty Weigand, and David Young worked early Wednesday afternoon, May 15, to place flags.
"We had 472 last year," Aukamp said. "We probably will have a couple more this year."
The adults covered most of the cemetery last week. The portion closest to the intersection of Dry Wells Rd. and Robert Fulton Highway will be done by members of Quarryville's Boy Scout Troop.
Other volunteers place flags at cemeteries across the region. Among those volunteers are Mike DeBerdine III, Novelda Ferguson, Don and Barb Sample, Brad Robinson, John Chichester, and Mike and Georgia Weaver.
The flags are provided by the county government.