Veterans Day Flag Event sponsored by Morrilton Cemetery Improvement Association – Elmwood Cemetery and Morrilton BETA Clubs
The Morrilton Cemetery Improvement Association, manager of Historic Elmwood Cemetery, and Morrilton BETA Clubs will sponsor a volunteer event to honor the 500-plus veterans buried at Elmwood Cemetery on November 6, 2021.
Flags will be distributed to volunteers 10 a.m. - Noon on Saturday, November 6 at the Community Mausoleum in the center of Elmwood Cemetery, located at 1830, Hwy. 113 in Morrilton.
Information on the location of veteran graves and maps will be provided. In addition, monument cleaning supplies and instructions will be provided to anyone who wishes to clean grave markers.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ann Turney at 501.472.7303. For updates and photos, find the association on Facebook at Morrilton Cemetery Improvement Association – Elmwood.
Flags will remain on the graves through the following week, including Veterans Day, which is Thursday, November 11.
Veterans Day was established to honor all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive —it is intended to thank veterans for their sacrifices. It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.
Elmwood Cemetery, founded in 1919, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019 year. The 45-acre cemetery is the burial site of more than 5,000 people, including many of Morrilton’s founders and leaders. The Community Mausoleum in the cemetery, built in 1921, also was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.