Sailors Place Flags At Fallen Heroes Graves
May 23, 2020
May 23, 2020 - Sailors from Naval Air Station Key West place flags at the graves of fallen service members in the Navy's USS Maine/Winslow plot at Key West Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.
Buried in the plot are 27 victims of the 1898 Maine explosion, which occurred in Havana Harbor and was the start of the Spanish-American War. Marble markers for 144 other casualties from Maine, USS Winslow, and USS Salem are located in the plot, which was originally used during the Civil War as a Navy burying ground.
Naval Air Station Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S. and foreign naval vessels.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Arnesia McIntyre.