Post 30 American Legion Veterans, family and community members gathered the morning of May 10 to place American flags at area cemeteries in honor of those who served with the U.S. military.

Rosey Gerry put out a call for more volunteers the morning of May 9. On May 10, Jeff Sukeforth brought the flags, 500 for Camden's Mountain View Cemetery alone. The plan was to begin in Camden and go on to the Youngtown Cemetery on Route 52, cemeteries on Heal Road and the French Cemetery in the Lincolnville Beach area.

Bob Oxton of Camden had already placed flags at the Oak Hill cemeteries, Sukeforth said. Veterans place the flags every year in advance of Memorial Day.

The flags at the Oak Hill Cemetery may be the most visible reminder that Memorial Day is coming, as there are no plantings and the granite, bronze and marble grave markers are set in foundations level with the ground.

Mountain View Cemetery in Camden is the resting place for many who have served in the military since the time of the American Revolution.

This year's plan for Memorial Day is for veterans to travel to monuments in the area for wreath laying, salutes, and the playing of taps and other patriotic music. A schedule of events will be released as soon as it is available.