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VFW seeks help in honoring departed veterans

Team Radio Marketing Group - May 26, 2017 12:58 pm

The members and auxiliary members of VFW Post 1201 believe that no veteran should ever be forgotten. The tradition of placing a flag at every veteran’s final resting place began many years ago and continues to this day.

Outgoing Post Commander Gary Miles and Commander-Elect David Ring are dedicated to preserving this tradition and ask all veterans, survivors of veterans and patriotic citizens to join them on Saturday, May 27, to honor our fallen heroes.

Meet at the IOOF Cemetery at 8 a.m. to place flags on the grave of each veteran who is identified on a tombstone or veteran’s plaque.

Volunteers also will place Union Jacks on the graves of the young airmen from England who lost their lives in Ponca City while training for service  to their country. The families of these British airmen often attend the Memorial Day service and are included in the presentation.

At 10 a.m., please join the group at Resthaven Cemetery for a memorial service for veterans buried there. From there the group will travel to IOOF Cemetery on South Waverly for a brief service at 11 a.m.

 

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