This is in response to the letter “Leave the flags there” (July 20). Due to the rules and regulations by the cemetery owners, at least at St. Peter’s and Mount Hope, flags cannot be put on the lots prior to two weeks before Memorial Day and have to be removed no later than two weeks after, which allows the flags to remain through Flag Day, June 14. The reason is the flags interfere with mowing and upkeep of the cemeteries through the summer.
L&A Veterans Council members put out more than 3,000 flags in those two cemeteries, and have to follow the cemetery rules. If council members don’t remove the flags, the custodians of the cemeteries will.
Gerry N. Cain, Lewiston