American Legion Post 25 Commander Paul Bartz showing folks how to put the flag at a veteran's grave.


Placing flags at veterans' graves for Memorial Day weekend with Braxton-Perkins American Legion Post 25 and others

Braxton-Perkins American Legion Post 25 - Newport News, VA

On Saturday, May 28, U.S. flags were placed at veterans' graves at Peninsula Memorial, Greenlawn and Pleasant Shade in Newport News, Va. The flags were placed to honor the men and women servicemembers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the United States.

Over 3,000 flags were placed by members of Braxton-Perkins Post 25, Braxton-Perkins Auxiliary Unit 25, Sons of The American Legion Squadron 25, AFSA Chapter 358 "Raptor Chapter" from Langley, U.S. Army Recruiting Center Newport News, Newport News Shipyard, USS George Washington (CVN 73) 2nd Class Petty Officers Association, and the Menchville High School Air Force JROTC.

The same flags were retrieved on Tuesday, May 31.

Some of the volunteers for the event.

More volunteers.

Volunteers going out to find veterans' graves.

Braxton-Perkins Post 25 Commander Paul Bartz and 2nd Vice Commander William Chan. Additionally, William is 3rd District adjutant. This picture was taken by Air Force CMSgt Carrie Dail.
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