On a Windy Monday in Aroostook County, friends and family gathered at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Caribou to honor the memory of those who served our country.

While flags rested at half staff, family members, friends and veterans clustered around 30 individual flag poles and waited for their cue to raise each flag to full staff.

Harry Hafford, Chairperson for the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery Corporation, announced the names of those who raised each flag and who they were raising the flags in honor for. Hafford announced the flags will remain at full staff until Monday November 11th, Veterans Day.

Sergeant Major Roger Felix, who led the Loring Job Corps Color Guard, gave the order to begin lifting the flags.

Flag 1: USAF Retired SSGT Charles (Chuck) Pine raised to honor the memory of all deceased veterans who honorably served our country.

Flag 2: Doug Gagnon raised to honor the memory of his brother U.S. Army Veteran John Gagnon, who served three tours with distinction in Viet Nam.

Flag 3: Mrs. Kenneth Smart raised to honor the memory of her husband US Air Force Capt. Kenneth Smart.

Flag 4: Gerald Thibodeau raised to honor the memory of US Army Korean War Veteran Jerry S. Hewitt.

Flag 5: Wanda Raymond raised to honor the memory of USMC Veteran Robert Corbin.

Flag 6: Robin Fowler raised to honor the memory of US Air Force Veteran Jon Fowler.

Flag 7: Jenny Clark raised to honor the memory of her father US Army Veteran Frederick Hafford.

Flag 8: Dale & Martha McGlinn raised to honor the memory of their son US Army Veteran SP4 James McGlinn.

Flag 9: Barbara Potvin raised to honor the memory of her husband US Army Veteran Donald Potvin who served in Germany.

Flag 10: Virginia Magee raised to honor the memory of her mother a USN Desert Storm Veteran Kathy Braeuninger.

Flag 11: Robert Braeuninger raised to honor the memory of his father Albert "Dale" Braueninger, a USN Veteran Pilot of WWII & Korea.

Flag 12: Betty Longlais raised to honor the memory of her brother Robert Longlais, a retired US Army Veteran who served in Desert Storm.

Flag 13: Lee Madore raised to honor the memory of US Navy Veteran Allen Philip Madore.

Flag 14: Mark Madore raised to honor the memory of US Army Veteran Gilbert James Madore.

Flag 15: Georgene Richards raised to honor the memory of USAF Veteran Hubert Dale Richards.

Flag 16: Mike Martin raised to honor the memory of US Army Veteran Richard Joseph Martin.

Flag 17: Thelma Martin raised to honor the memory of US Army Veteran Ted Morin.

Flag 18: Richard Martin raised to honor the memory of US Merchant Marine Veteran Lawrence Martin.

Flag 19: Sue Bernard raised to honor the memory of her father US Army WWII Veteran Albert John Bernard, who received a Purple Heart while serving with distinction.

Flag 20: BeLinda Ouellette raised to honor the memory of her father Thomas Wilcox, a US Army Korean War Veteran.

Flag 21: Eugene Sawyer raised to honor the memory of Rex E. Nason US Army Korean War Veteran, who was killed in action at age 23.

Flag 22: Kathy Robinson raised to honor the memory of her brother Howard Hede, a WWII US Army & Purple Heart Veteran.

Flag 23: Margaret Johnson raised to honor the memory of her brother-in-law James Merritt, a WWII US Army & POW Veteran.

Flag 24: Mavis Williams raised to honor the memory of her husband USAF Veteran Ralph Williams Sr., who served as an MP in Korea.

Flag 25: Nellie Langley raised to honor the memory of her husband US Army Veteran Perley Langley.

Flag 26: Miles Williams raised to honor the memory of US Army Veteran Clarence Dow.

Flag 27: Greg Anderson raised to honor the memory of 5 time decorated US Army WWII Veteran Andrew E. Anderson.

Flag 28: Dorothy Buzzell and daughter Betty, raised to honor the memory of husband and dad US Army Veteran Ronald Buzzell.

Flag 29: Rita Olson raised to honor the memory of her father US Navy WWII Veteran Albert Stanley Urban, who served in the Pacific Campaign.

Flag 30: Andy Olson raised to honor the memory of his Uncle US Army WWII Veteran Elmer Olson, who received two Purple Hearts while serving with distinction in the European Campaign.

Hafford also mentioned there will be a ceremony at the cemetery on Memorial Day of this year. There will be a brief history of the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery in honor of it's 10 year anniversary.