PARADISE, Calif. - Many in the community of Paradise came out to distribute hundreds of flags to the Paradise Cemetery Dates.
The cemetery dates back to pre-civil war times, there are 13 civil war veterans buried there, three of them from the Confederacy.
Placing flags on Veterans’ graves on Sunday is important to many including Wayne Noel, a member of the Paradise Disabled American Veterans.
“I enjoy being out here and doing something for my country I’m not into the military no more, I have been for a long time, but it's still my duty to put this thing up for people to see. If you forget your past you ain’t got no future,” Noel said.
Eighteen-year-old private first class Steven Joseph Walberg from Paradise died in operation enduring freedom in Baghdad.
Organizers say his father attends Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony year after year.
It starts at 10 a.m. and everyone is invited.