If you are a grave tender, a churchgoer, a teacher, a school employee, a business owner, a Boy Scout, a Beta Club member or part of some other service organization, the county’s veterans are calling.
They need your help to get an American flag placed on every veteran’s grave in the county by Memorial Day.
With more than 300 such graves in the county, veterans’ representative Bob Borden says veterans groups are faced with a daunting task. They need help on two fronts. From people who can help identify the veteran graves in cemeteries and family plots that are already marked with plaques, stones or markers, and from young people in service groups who can place the flags before May 31.
Borden asked Limestone County commissioners for help during their work session Wednesday. He has a list of what he believes are all the cemeteries in the county but he wants to create a computer log of all the veterans graves for future flagging and for any other reason the information might be needed, he told commissioners.