National cemetery volunteer: ‘To me, they’re all family’
Leslie Carrasco, 12, a sixth-grader at Fairview Elementary School in Española, places flags Friday at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. This is the 15th year the sixth-grade class at Fairview has helped install some of the 43,000 flags as part of a community service field trip. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 4:40 pm
Updated: 11:23 pm, Fri May 23, 2014.
Overnight rain made the job of placing flags on the nearly 42,000 graves at the Santa Fe National Cemetery a little easier for some 150 volunteers Friday morning.
Muddy ground allowed quick insertions of miniature flags on sticks.
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Friday, May 23, 2014 4:40 pm.
Updated: 11:23 pm.