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May 9, 2013

Volunteers needed to post flags on veteran graves

— American Legion members and other local veterans groups are looking for help to place an American flag next to each veteran grave in Limestone County before Memorial Day.

American Legion Post No. 49 and other groups are reaching out to Scouting organizations, Beta Clubs, sorority groups, businesses, schools and individuals willing to participate and to, possibly, adopt a cemetery.

“On Memorial Day, May 27th, we would like to place a flag at each grave that has a plaque, stone or marker identifying a veteran,” said project coordinator Bob Borden. “In order to accomplish this daunting task, we need your help.”

Flags and information about the project will be available at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives at 100 Pryor Street in Athens.

Borden said he is also still looking for a couple of district coordinators for the project, which has three goals:

• To place flags at each veteran grave in Limestone County;

• To record the locations of all veteran graves to ensure all are honored every Memorial Day;

• To maintain and update the database at the veterans museum and the county archives.

For more information, call Borden at 256-509-1306 or send him email at Or, contact Sandy Thompson at the Alabama Veterans Museum at


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