Every year on Memorial Day, the United Veterans of the Flathead Valley hold a flag ceremony to honor our nation's bravest. Veterans at Monday's ceremony at the CE Conrad Memorial Ceremony lowered the flag and raised a new set of stars and stripes to represent a fallen veteran.
This year, the retired flag was folded the customary thirteen times and presented to the family of Lieutenant Colonel Byron A. Armstrong, who was a member of the Montana National Guard and served in World War II.
The new flag honored Dorothy Orser Groose, a member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and her extended family of veterans.
Jim Heibert, commander of the United Veterans, says the day holds much meaning for him, "We celebrate and memorialize the veteran that has served our country and paid the ultimate price for us to enjoy our freedom as we are today."