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Thomasville veterans honored in different ceremonies

Volunteers placing flags at graves. (Source: WALB) Volunteers placing flags at graves. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
Curtis Crowe, Commander of Thomasville Disabled American Veterans. (Source: WALB) Curtis Crowe, Commander of Thomasville Disabled American Veterans. (Source: WALB)
Lyndall Knight, Retired Command Sergeant Major. (Source: WALB) Lyndall Knight, Retired Command Sergeant Major. (Source: WALB)
A ceremony was also held at Sunset Memorial Gardens. (Source: WALB) A ceremony was also held at Sunset Memorial Gardens. (Source: WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Community members in Thomasville honored their fallen heroes in a few ceremonies Monday as part of their Memorial Day events.

A group of volunteers put out 1,200 flags at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Volunteers bought 4,000 American Flags this year in Thomas County for Memorial Day.

Every year, the flags are put out on veterans graves to remember those who served our country.

It's something the group says it enjoys doing. 

"We've been doing it approximately 15 years and I feel good when I wake up to this, in fact I look forward to it every year," said Lyndall Knight, Retired Command Sergeant Major.

The American Legion is taking donations through out the year.

If you would like donate, you can visit the DAV website or directly to the American Legion Post 31 in Thomasville.

A ceremony was also held at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

It included an official flag-folding and local veterans spoke about why Memorial Day is so important. 

"The best way to thank them is to honor their fallen, to care for their wounded brother and sisters and to safe guard their families," said Curtis Crowe, Commander of Thomasville Disabled American Veterans.

After the ceremony, veterans and their families were invited to help place flags on graves and give thanks for their service. 

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