ALR Chapter 53 Director Juli Zajc presents a memorial wreath to Jack Boxman, first vice commander of Post 53.


The cool rains of Memorial Day weekend didn't stop Henry K. Burtner Post 53

53 - Greensboro, NC

On a cool and rainy day, members, friends and other fraternal organizations including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Guilford Battle Chapter, and Piedmont Council 939, Knights of Columbus gathered with members of Henry K. Burtner American Legion Post 53 at 2 p.m. in the Veteran Section of Forest Lawn Cemetery to honor the 200+ Guilford County veterans who passed away from May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023. This year the ceremony was hosted by longtime Post Commander Bob Davis, and the color and honor guard was provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard (

On Saturday morning, May 27, friends and post Legion Family members placed nearly 1,200 flags in the Veterans Section of Forest Lawn Cemetery. Both events are annual traditions that Henry K. Burtner Post 53 conducts on Memorial Day weekend.

Post 53 Chaplain Cherelynn Horton reads names from the Guilford County Roll of Honor.

Legion Family members place flags on the graves of veterans in the Veterans Section of Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro.
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