Flags planted on veterans' graves at Wood National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day

NOW: Flags planted on veterans’ graves at Wood National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- People gathered at Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee to place flags on the graves of U.S. veterans on Saturday, May 29.

Paul Ciletti served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1976 to 1981. He has been coming to volunteer at Zablocki VA in Milwaukee for the past 40 years. Ciletti says this holiday weekend is to pay their respect to the other service members who gave their lives for this country.

"We're here to pay homage. This is about these people, not us," he said. "This is not parties, not celebrations. We're here symbolizing the people who paid the ultimate sacrifice."

For the second straight year, there was not a public service at the Wood National Cemetery due to the pandemic. However, people are urged to stop by and visit the graves, which are open every day throughout the year. 

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