VOLUNTEERS TO PLACE FLAGS FOR MEMORIAL DAY

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., – Decorative flags will be placed at the Academy Cemetery, Friday, May 18, 1:30 p.m. for Memorial Day.

Volunteers will place approximately 1,200 flags throughout the cemetery to honor all veterans who have served in America’s Armed Forces.

Lt. Gen. Hubert Harmon, the Academy’s first Superintendent, was the first to be interred on Sept. 28, 1958.

Other notable individuals buried there include former Air Force Chiefs of Staff Generals Carl Spaatz and Curtis LeMay; triple ace and former Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Robin Olds; Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. William Crawford, U.S. Army; and 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte, Academy Class of 2006, who was the first woman graduate to be killed in combat.

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