BILLINGS – Memorial Day is a time for people to recognize and respect the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces of our country.
Veterans and volunteers placed American flags next to graves of those who have served the country.
American Legion baseball players and Boy Scouts helped out at Mountview Cemetery.
It’s a chance to think about veterans’ sacrifices, and what they have done for our country.
“Today is a good day to learn about that and every day we should probably think about something like that before you go to bed, and when you wake up in the morning,” said Cal Moss, an American Legion player with the Billings Blue Jays. “Think about your freedoms and all that.”
“It’s heartwarming,” said Stacie Grandpre, of American Legion Post 4. “That’s the best word for it. To see so many care and be able to give back to those who can no longer give.”
“We were veterans,” said Robert Scott, commander of Disabled American Veterans. “We support our veterans and we honor them by putting the flags out, taking care of the graves where it’s necessary and doing what we can to preserve their honor.”
Several Memorial Day ceremonies are planned for Monday.
Terrace Gardens in Billings will hold a ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. in the Smith West Chapel.
Mountview Cemetery on Central Avenue will start its ceremony at 10 a.m.
Also at 10 a.m., the Shepherd Lions Clubs will host a service at the Shepherd Cemetery.
At 11:45, the Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel will hold a service.