ashes of american flags

(shenandoah, iowa. memorial day ceremony)

former shenandoah american legion post 88 commander harry pontious (cq) listens to speakers during a memorial day observance at rose hill cemetery in shenandoah on monday morning. pontious holds onto the world war two veteran andrew wright's flag, which was one of nine flags being raised in honor of veterans. "this is one of the greatest ceremonies," pontious said.