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VA official rejects Suffolk’s flag-placement plea, but county executive appeals

by May 17, 2020
The VA official in charge of memorial affairs has rejected County Executive Steve Bellone's plea to allow group flag placement at Suffolk's two national cemeteries for Memorial Day.

Scouts place flags on nearly a quarter-million graves at Calverton National Cemetery

by May 25, 2019
Some 6,000 Scouts and their family members placed flags on each of the 225,000 graves in the country’s largest — and busiest — national cemetery.

Monument honoring U.S. servicewomen to be unveiled at Calverton National Cemetery Oct. 13

by Sep 25, 2018
The first monument at Calverton National Cemetery honoring women in military service, past and present, will be unveiled and dedicated during ceremonies there Oct. 13.

Photos: Commemorating Memorial Day at Calverton National Cemetery

by May 28, 2018
Several hundred people attended Memorial Day ceremonies at Calverton National Cemetery this afternoon, marking the 39th annual such ceremony at the nation’s busiest national cemetery.

A 23-year tradition: Scouts decorate graves at Calverton National Cemetery

by May 27, 2017
Scouts placed American flags on the nearly quarter-million graves at Calverton National Cemetery this morning.

‘A Grateful Nation Remembers’: Calverton National salutes veterans

by Nov 11, 2016
Veterans groups from across eastern Suffolk County participated in Veterans Day ceremonies this afternoon at Calverton National Cemetery, witnessed by an audience of several hundred spectators.

Local Scouts help ready Calverton National for Memorial Day observance

by May 28, 2016
Thousands of volunteers decorated more than 230,000 graves at Calverton National Cemetery with small U.S. flags in the 22nd annual flag placement day conducted by Suffolk County scout troops.

Photos: Veterans honored in song, speeches and prayer at Calverton National Cemetery

by Nov 11, 2015
As a fine, cold mist fell over Calverton National Cemetery, the crowd gathered there beneath umbrellas and raincoats joined together to sing the National Anthem.

Memorial Day ceremonies at Calverton National Cemetery single out Riverhead hero, PFC Garfield M. Langhorn

by May 25, 2015
Memorial Day ceremonies at Calverton National Cemetery today included a special tribute to Riverhead Medal of Honor recipient PFC Garfield M. Langhorn, who died a hero at age 20 in Vietnam on Jan. 15, 1969.

Thousands of Scouts decorate Calverton National Cemetery’s 225,000 graves to mark Memorial Day holiday

by May 23, 2015
Calverton National, America's busiest national cemetery, conducts about 6,000 burials each year. More than 3,000 veterans of WWI are interred at Calverton, which opened in 1978. Born in the 1800s, those vets probably don’t have a lot of relatives around to remember them and mark their graves. "Without you, it would not be done,” cemetery director Michael Picerno told the Scouts.
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