See Shelton's American Legion place flags at graves of fallen veterans

SHELTON — Members of the American Legion Post 16 placed some 350 American flags Sunday at the graves of military veterans at Lawn Cemetery Sunday.

American Legion Post 16 Sergeant at Arms Mike Kellett said seven Post 16 members placed the flags. The Post 16 family consist of veterans from the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion.

While the coronavirus pandemic has forced cancellation of the traditional Derby-Shelton Memorial Day parade, Kellett said social distancing did not prevent the placement of the flags.

“Placing of the flags is one of the few things that has not changed,” he said. “We typically work alone each taking a different row of grave.”

A similar group also placed flags at Riverside Cemetery in Shelton and Mount Saint Peters in Derby this week.