Flags put in place to honor veterans this Memorial Day
More than 300 American flags were placed on veteran graves in the Quincy (Cemetery Hill) and East Lawn cemeteries on May 25. Members of Quincy Girl Scout Troop 244, Quincy Boy Scout Troop 151, Cub Scout Troop 151, and Quincy High School S Club (service club), along with members of the Quincy Francis M. Hayes VFW Post 3825, participated in the flag placements.
One flag placement stood out. That was the flag placed on the grave of Orton Dale Downing. Mr. Orton was born on Aug. 4, 1897, and passed on Aug. 27, 1961. He served in World War I as a member of the 96th Balloon Company, Air Service. Placing the flag on the grave was his great great grandson, Lucas Drybread, a member of the local Cub Scout Pack.
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Great to see young people remembering our hero’s, and how special for the great great grandson Lucas Drybread honoring his great great grandfather Orton Downig. May we never ever for get our men and women who sacrificed so much for us. Thank you men and women and God Bless you.