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Published: 5/23/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Memorial Day Flag Placement

A group of veterans place U.S. flags on the graves of other veterans at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio on May 23, 2013. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE, START SLIDESHOW

The grave marker of Sgt. Mark E. Murphy, USAF, after being cleaned and given a flag by the volunteers. Vietnam veteran Izzy Ortiz, a graduate of Whitmer H.S. who served in the Marine Corps, organized the effort in 1989, and has continued to coordinate it since that time. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The grave marker of Sgt. Mark E. Murphy, USAF, after being cleaned and given a flag by the volunteers. Vietnam ...
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Izzy Ortiz saluting in a brief ceremony the volunteers hold after placing about 500 flags in Lot 25. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Izzy Ortiz saluting in a brief ceremony the volunteers hold after placing about 500 flags in Lot 25.
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Enlarge | Buy This Photo "This isn't right. We need to take care of our sailor here," says Marty Doll, of Temperance, Michigan, as ...
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Terry Doll, of Temperance [and spouse of Marty Doll], left, working with VFW Post 606 commander James Croninger, of Sylvania. Doll is putting the flag in the grave while Croninger marks off the name from a list. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Terry Doll, of Temperance [and spouse of Marty Doll], left, working with VFW Post 606 commander James Croninger, of Sylvania....
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Terry, left, and Marty Doll, of Temperance, and James Croninger, commander of VFW Post 606, confer as they erect flags at the markers of dead veterans. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Terry, left, and Marty Doll, of Temperance, and James Croninger, commander of VFW Post 606, confer as they erect flags ...
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Connie Dewalt, of Toledo, left, met Izzy Ortiz, right, when they both worked at Jeep in 1968. She has been helping erect the flags for years, coming on her lunch hour after she got a job working in an office. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Connie Dewalt, of Toledo, left, met Izzy Ortiz, right, when they both worked at Jeep in 1968. She has been ...
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Connie Dewalt, of Toledo, left, met Izzy Ortiz, right, when they both worked at Jeep in 1968. She has been helping erect the flags for years, coming on her lunch hour after she got a job working in an office. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Connie Dewalt, of Toledo, left, met Izzy Ortiz, right, when they both worked at Jeep in 1968. She has been ...
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Connie Dewalt, of Toledo, left, met Izzy Ortiz, right, when they both worked at Jeep in 1968. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Connie Dewalt, of Toledo, left, met Izzy Ortiz, right, when they both worked at Jeep in 1968.
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Mike Morrison, of Maumee, left, and Hector Flores, Sr., from Toledo, work together to put the flags on a grave. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Morrison, of Maumee, left, and Hector Flores, Sr., from Toledo, work together to put the flags on a grave.
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Brian Cahill, of Toledo, left, Hector Flores, Sr., center and rear, and Mike Morrison of Maumee, came together to put the flags on the graves of Lot 25. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brian Cahill, of Toledo, left, Hector Flores, Sr., center and rear, and Mike Morrison of Maumee, came together to put ...
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Marty Doll, of Temperance, Michigan, gently sweeps away the last of the dirt after cutting away the grass over the memorial for Walter Pietrzak, Jr., who served in the U.S. Navy in World War ll. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marty Doll, of Temperance, Michigan, gently sweeps away the last of the dirt after cutting away the grass over the ...
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The grave marker for Walter Pietrzak, Jr., who served in the U.S. Navy in World War ll, after being cleaned up and given a flag by Mary Doll. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The grave marker for Walter Pietrzak, Jr., who served in the U.S. Navy in World War ll, after being ...
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Enlarge | Buy This Photo "This isn't right. We need to take care of our sailor here," says Marty Doll, of Temperance, Michigan, as ...
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Izzy Ortiz, right, and the other volunteers salute after saying the name of a dead comrade in a brief ceremony the volunteers hold after placing about 500 flags in Lot 25. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Izzy Ortiz, right, and the other volunteers salute after saying the name of a dead comrade in a brief ceremony ...
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