A man in blue places US Flags at gravesites
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9832 Commander Ira Turner places a flag on a serviceman’s headstone at the Garden Memorial Park cemetery on Monday, May 30, 2022, in Jackson, Miss. Photo by Lukas Flippo.

Jackson Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Fallen Men and Women at Gravesites

On Memorial Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9832 placed American flags at the headstones of American servicemen and servicewomen buried at the Autumn Grove and Garden Memorial Park cemeteries in Jackson, Miss.

A child in orange and camo kneels to place US Flags in front of veteran graves
Domenik McKenzie, 6, places an American flag on a headstone at Autumn Grove Cemetery on May 30, 2022, in Jackson, Miss. Photo by Lukas Flippo
A child walks through a graveyard with several US Flags
Chase Ragsdale, 7, holds American flags and looks out at Autumn Grove Cemetery to identify where to place them on Memorial Day 2022 in Jackson, Miss. Photo by Lukas Flippo
A man in a Mississippi vet's hat salutes to the left
VFW Post #9832 Senior Vice Commander Jeffory McKenzie salutes the American flag while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on Memorial Day 2022 at Autumn Grove Cemetery in Jackson, Miss. Photo by Lukas Flippo
A hand straightens a US Flag in a pot of flowers on a grave
Larry Lee places a flag on a headstone at the Garden Memorial Park cemetery on Memorial Day 2022 in Jackson, Miss. Photo by Lukas Flippo.
A man wearing a VFW 9832 vet hat smiles to the right
Chris Gray smiles before reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in honor of fallen military men and women on Memorial Day 2022, at Autumn Grove Cemetery in Jackson, Miss. Photo by Lukas Flippo
A hand is wiping grass and soil away from a grave marker with Holy Bible embossed
Chase Ragsdale, 7, cleans a headstone on Memorial Day at the Garden Memorial Park cemetery in Jackson, Miss., on May 30, 2022. Photo by Lukas Flippo
A child leaps by the graveside road with US Flags in his hand
Chancellor Ragsdale, 7, jumps as he brings more flags to put out on headstones to honor deceased U.S. military members at the Garden Memorial Park cemetery in Jackson, Miss., on Memorial Day 2022. Photo by Lukas Flippo
A pile of faded US Flags and faux flowers
Old flags and flowers lie in a trashcan after they are replaced on Monday at the Garden Memorial Park cemetery in Jackson, Miss., on Memorial Day 2022, Photo by Lukas Flippo
A man holds his hand to his heart, with his black Mississippi vet hat resting on his hand
Larry Banks places his hand and hat over his chest during the Pledge of Allegiance recited on Memorial Day 2022 at Autumn Grove Cemetery in Jackson, Miss. Photo by Lukas Flippo
A group of people post in front of the Brooks W Stewart VFW Post 9832
The Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post #9832 gathered on May 30, 2022, to place American flags on the graves of American servicemen and servicewomen buried at Autumn Grove and Garden Memorial Park cemeteries in Jackson, Miss., in honor of Memorial Day. Photo by Lukas Flippo

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