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At Chestnut Grove Cemetery in the Town of Herndon for Memorial Day 2020, Michael Cutler, 2nd Vice Commander of The Wayne M. Kidwell American Legion Post 184 Herndon-Reston, adds a remembrance flag to the final resting place for Sgt. Wayne M. Kidwell, United States Army, killed in action during the Vietnam Conflict.

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Honoring Fallen ‘in a Smaller Way’ in Herndon, Reston Area

Memorial Day 2020

Michael Cutler is 2nd Vice Commander and Avenue of Flags coordinator at The Wayne M. Kidwell American Legion Post 184 Herndon-Reston. In preparation for Memorial Day Observances, he and others usually gathered at dawn at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in the Town of Herndon. In two-person teams, in all types of weather, Veterans and volunteers dropped poles into the ground. Then they raised the 64 casket flags in their care donated by families of interred veterans, creating an Avenue of Flags, a patriotic feature flanking the entrance into the cemetery: 2020 was different.

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