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To the Editor:

This past Memorial Day commemorated the 20th year of our Avenue of Flags, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Tisbury. We started with 50 flags, we now proudly fly 425. Each flag represents a male or female veteran who served in the military, living or deceased. These flags are raised and taken down each Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day by a group of dedicated volunteers. Time has taken its toll, and we will need to start to replace some of these flags.

To replace the flags, maintain the Directory of Flags, and the Flower Garden, I am asking for your support. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be sent to The American Legion Post 257, P.O. Box 257, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

To see all those flags flying in honor of our veterans is truly a beautiful sight. Let’s not forget them. Thank you.

Ed Colligan

Past Commander, Post 257

Vineyard Haven