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American Flags Back On Veterans’ Graves At Totowa Cemetery

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American Flags Are Placed At Soldiers' Graves (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

American Flags Are Placed At Soldiers’ Graves (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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TOTOWA, NJ (WCBS 880) – Most of the American flags are flying again over the graves of veterans at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa after a groundskeeper pulled them up last week.

“They just took it upon themselves to make a decision to pull all the flags up,” said disabled veteran Joe Laglisi.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports: Flags Flying Again At Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Laglisi says members of the Riverside Veterans of Hawthorne have placed the flags on the graves before Memorial Day every year since 1946. He says it’s never been a problem, until now.

“One of the rules on the new sign is no flags are permitted,” said Laglisi. But after complaints, the cemetery allowed the flags back.

Laglisi says he hopes the group can work out an agreement with cemetery for next year.  

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