This month, the members of American Legion Post 285 along with the help of VFW Post 8554 and volunteers will be placing more than 750 memorial flags on veterans’ graves throughout Mason County. A Memorial Day flag placed on a veteran’s grave honors each veteran’s sacrifice to serve in the Armed Forces that protect and defend our beloved country.
On Thursday, May 10th, between 6:30 pm and 8:00pm, individuals who live outside of Mason, and have family cemeteries with veterans in them, can pick up flags at The American Legion Hall on Post Hill St., behind the Jail. We will need to record the name of the veteran(s) when the flags are picked up. Also, anyone willing to assist with the placement of flags at Gooch & Crosby Cemeteries in Mason can either stop by the American Legion Post Hall on Thursday to leave their names or can call Lawrence Spell, 429-6224, or Fae Danz, 347-5300.
Many thanks to the people who help each year with the placement of cemetery flags. Without the help of volunteers, The American Legion would not be able to keep operating this important program. For God & Country!