ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP - Representatives of American Legion Post 103 recently took time from their busy schedules to place more than 1,000 flags on veterans graves throughout Edgewood Cemetery.

About 20 people from the legion post shared a prayer, grabbed arms full of flags and headed for all corners of the cemetery. The annual event provides new American flags graves of veterans prior to Memorial Day weekend.

Cemetery workers and families also have been sprucing up cemeteries from Andover Township to Geneva and Conneaut to Andover in preparation for the holiday.

A variety of ceremonies will take place Monday morning throughout Ashtabula County with parades and other services designed to remember veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice.