The Lewisburg American Legion Post 69 members used the Memorial Day weekend to show their patriotism and loyalty by placing American flags on veterans’ graves at 15 different local cemeteries.
Each location was also marked by a military ceremony that gave proper recognition to each of the departed veterans that served a grateful nation.
On Friday, May 27, members of the post were joined by 17 members of the JROTC from Greenbrier East High School led by Sgt. Major Long.
The entire group visited the two largest cemeteries in the area during a fairly heavy rain. At least 800 flags were distributed by veterans and soon-to-be veterans. The post was very appreciative of the assistance in this very important endeavor.
On Sunday, May 29, the members of the post visited the remaining 13 cemeteries placing new flags on every veteran marker and performed the same solemn ceremony at each location.
The 800 flags at the largest cemeteries were retrieved on Tuesday, May 31. The Legion members were pleased to have the assistance of the local Civil Air Patrol led by Aaron Givens.
Every member of the post had a very moving experience and made this a true Memorial Day. American Legion Post 69 invites any interested veteran to contact them at 304-497-3212 or join them for the monthly meeting on the fourth Monday at 8 p.m. at 816 Jefferson Street South in Lewisburg, across from City National Bank.
The post is always looking for new members and they think you will enjoy the camaraderie and their newly renovated legion hall.
|Legion members and JROTC members from GEHS taken Friday, May 27, at a local cemetery.
|The Legion members hold a military ceremony at a local cemetery.
|A quiet and shady resting place for a fawn at Frankford Cemetery.
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