Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

August 29, 2013

Plans set to mark veterans graves

The Andover Townsman

---- — Michael Burke, director of veterans’ services, has announced plans to place 3,600 flags on the graves of Andover veterans at Spring Grove Cemetery on Abbot Street on Sunday, Oct. 6, starting at 11 a.m.

Andover veterans together with Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts as well as other interested citizens are encouraged to lend a hand with the effort. Burke says the process takes about 90 minutes and affords an opportunity to see parts of Andover’s history up close.

Burke adds the task could not be completed without the community’s continual support and says he appreciates all who offer their time.

In case of severe inclement weather, the activity will be postponed until Oct. 13 at 11 a.m.

For more information, call the veterans office at 978-623-8218.