Avenue of Flags honors veterans


Members of the American Legion and the public rose early on a quiet, overcast Monday morning to honor veterans who gave their lives serving our country.

For the 26th year in a row, volunteers put up flags along the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven at 7:30 am for the annual “Avenue of Flags” celebration each Memorial Day weekend. The flags were taken down at 2 pm.

Four hundred and fifty flags lined the cemetery, each representing a male or female veteran who served in the military, living or deceased.