It was good to read of the many volunteers who turned out last Thursday to place American flags on the graves of service members at the state Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

Also participating in the “Flags in” ceremony were Chichester Central School students. It is something the students will long remember. And that is good as well.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Our lead piece on today’s editorial page is a proclamation by a man who knew something of veterans and their sacrifices for America. We hope you will get a chance to read it.

We also hope many Granite Staters will be able to turn out for the often simple but nonetheless important events today and tomorrow that honor Veterans Day from Coos to the sea.

Manchester and Nashua will hold parades Monday morning. Nashua’s starts at 10:15 a.m. at Holman Stadium. Manchester’s steps off at 10:30 a.m. at Elm and Salmon streets and proceeds down Elm all the way to City Hall and then to Veterans Memorial Park.

It’s supposed to be a bit chilly on Veterans Day but what of it? A lot of veterans served in some pretty crummy weather through the years. Thanks to all of them.

And while we are at it, Happy 244th Birthday today to the U.S. Marine Corps. For an outfit born in 1775, it’s looking pretty sharp.