The volunteers who placed wreaths on veterans’ graves during Saturday’s Wreaths Across America event were asked to speak each veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and pause to reflect on that person’s life.
Wreaths Across America, an organization that encourages people nationwide to remember veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day, came to Calverton National Cemetery last weekend and placed about 45,000 wreaths on graves in specific sections. READ
The Riverhead Cub Scout Pack 242 was one of many volunteer groups to place American flags on graves Saturday at Calverton National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day. READ
More than 72 years after his plane was shot down outside Hamburg, Germany, Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Robert Mains was buried at Calverton National Cemetery Saturday. READ
Last Sunday morning, Lori Riley of Riverhead posted a story on Facebook about a dream she had. She was sitting in a park when her late husband, Willie Riley, approached her, gave her a kiss and left.
The Riverhead Cub Scout Pack 242 was one of many volunteer groups to place American flags on graves Saturday morning at Calverton National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.
When Larry Williams began working at Calverton National Cemetery, only a few hundred people were interred there. It was January 1979 and the cemetery had opened just months earlier.
Mr. Williams was 22 years old, fresh out of the Air Force and had been hired as a temporary caretaker.