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On Memorial Day weekend, a group of volunteers replaced small American flags for veterans. We captured this sacred act for our latest Photo Shoot.

Scouts from local Pack 2 replace flags for veterans at Memorial Day weekend ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Nyack. (Photo by Andrea Swenson)

Every Memorial Day weekend, a group of volunteers replaces the small American flags next to the graves of veterans at Oak Hill Cemetery in Nyack. This year, the task was undertaken by VFW Post 9215 Upper Nyack, American Legion Post 310, Boy Scout Troop 2 and Boy Scout Pack 2. Our photographer and main memorializer Andrea Swenson was on hand to document this small but sacred duty on Saturday, May 25. (Fun fact: the worn flags that were replaced will be collectively burned during another ceremony, known as a Watchfire, on Thursday night.) Enjoy!

Click on arrows to see all of Andrea’s photos in our latest slideshow below.

See more of Andrea’s recent Photo Shoots here and find even more of her outstanding work on Instagram.


Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.


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