Flags prior to Memorial Day

Morrison (Ill.) American Legion Post 328 and several volunteers (ages 15-92) planted over 1,000 flags on veterans graves' on Saturday, May 21, at Grove Hill Cemetery. The flags will stay up until the June 4.

Pictured left to right are: Chad Hudson, Bill Brackemyer, Rip (on all fours), Ken Brainerd, Larry Zuidema, Blake Adams, Shane Adams, Barry Linder, Ken Petersen, Rob Hudson, Lindsay Workman, Ken Gooley, Danielle Fulton, Terry Jones, Sarah Stralow and Paige Leighton.

Volunteers not pictured are: Brian Bartoz, Jim Bramm, Bob Brands, Jack Brearton, Jerry Brearton and Rick Smith.

Additionally, Donna Geerts and her family continue the tradition set forth by Al Geerts and other Legionnaires of planting about 200 flags in over a dozen rural cemeteries Many miles are accumulated and some for just a couple of veterans' graves.

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