There are 126 national cemeteries across our country, 13 of which did not honor our veterans on Memorial Day by placing American flags on each gravesite.
Bushnell National Cemetery, here in Florida, is among those that have not had flags on the gravesites. As a veterans organization, Post 284 Belleview, Fla., members were appalled that many of our own deceased members were not being property honored during this important holiday.
The Legion Family of Post 284 voted to donate about 2,000 flags. The goal of the Florida Department of American Legion is 90,000 flags. At the 4th District meeting on March 15, American Legion Post 284 Belleview Commander Ed Jaworski presented a check to American Legion Department Commander Art Schwabe.
Pictured from L to R: Post Commander Ed Jaworski – Department Commander Art Schwabe