For the past six years, members of the Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution have marked the graves of veterans in cemeteries in Montezuma County prior to Memorial Day Weekend. Members ask your help in locating these veterans' graves.
If your loved one does not have a veterans marker, please call one of the following ladies before Sunday, May 17 with the information.
Each year about 16 members of the DAR place 300 flags in 17 rural cemeteries. They will make every effort to place the American flag on the requested grave. Plans are to place the flags in the cemeteries the week of May 18.
Battle Rock, Majors, Baskett, Lamb and Mitchell cemeteries in McElmo Canyon, please call Halene West 565-3279 or Janice Benton (970) 564-0737. Flags will be placed Monday, May 18.
Old Dolores (Peoples), Lebanon and all other rural cemeteries not listed, call June Head 565-3880, Barbara Williams 565-7168 or Pam Thompson 565-3900. Flags will be placed on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20.
Lewis, Arriola, Sylvan, Goodman Point, and Fairview: Call Daisy Mahaffey (970) 739-0627. Flags will be placed on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22.
Cemeteries in Mancos: Call Helen Small 565-8149. Flags will be placed in the Mancos area on Saturday, May 23.
Special requests for flags in other cemeteries - please call June Head 565-3880 or Daisy Mahaffey (970) 739-0627. Please call prior to Tuesday, May 19.