Hundreds of people were at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies Saturday to lay wreaths on the graves of local veterans.
It has been a peaceful final resting place for loved ones for more than a century.
The metal flag holders being used on veterans’ graves have become a popular target for thieves.
Beaver County is reinforcing a law already on the books after complaints about flags being removed by cemetery workers too soon.
Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayette County has literally thousands of bronze vases adorning the headstones. But that number drops each day as the vases disappear at the hands of thieves.
Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died while serving in the military. It’s also a day that many people go to visit the graves of loved ones.
Dozens of students started the Memorial Day weekend by visiting the Allegheny Cemetery Friday morning.