Veterans' graves at the Ceres Memorial Park will be decorated with flags this weekend to commemorate Memorial Day with a public Monday morning ceremony and community potluck to follow.
As tradition would dictate, small American flags will be placed on the graves of military veterans in the Ceres cemetery beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
"We try to find every veteran who is buried there and put a flag on their grave," said Kathy Cotner of the Ceres VFW Auxiliary #10293. "We can use anyone who is willing to come and help as there are over 800 veterans buried in the Ceres cemetery."
Because not all headstones identify if a person was a veteran or not, the group is asking family members to come and help them locate their family member's grave.
"We don't want to miss anyone," said Cotner.
A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Ceres Memorial Park. The VFW will be sponsoring the program this year. The public is welcome to attend.
Following the ceremony there will be a community barbecue held at the Ceres American Legion Memorial Building, corner of Ninth and Lawrence streets. The community is invited. It will be potluck for the side dishes. The post and auxiliary are furnishing the hot dogs and pulled pork.
Children's activities will include a bounce house.