Central New York literally has flags everywhere to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday weekend. And where there isn't a flag, there's a good chance there's something red, white and blue.

If you have a chance to drive by the Oneida County Office Building in downtown Utica right through Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, you'll see a definitive red-white-and-blue theme. The patriotic colored lights will adorn the building in honor of service men and women who lost their lives fighting for our country's freedoms.

Also, the county has purchased 12-inch by 18-inch U.S. flags through its Department of Veterans Services. As of Friday of Memorial Day weekend, over 34,000 of these flags had already been placed at graves in more than 75 cemeteries across Oneida County, according to Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.

For cemeteries, veterans organizations, or other municipalities still in need of some of these commemorative flags, the county's Department of Veterans Services can be reached at 315-336-4270 or 315-798-5830.

There are dozens of special observances of Memorial Day all over the Mohawk Valley in 2018, and WKTV has a complete listing.


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