Madison American Legion Post 229 2nd Vice Bill McGahey addressing the volunteers on the collection of the American flags previously placed on the graves of veterans for Veterans Day on November 4th.
The Madison, Alabama American Legion Post 229 along with 34 local volunteers gathered at the Madison Gardens Cemetery Saturday morning, November 17th to collected American flags previously placed on the graves of veterans. The groups then fanned out to the three cemeteries the flags had been placed: Madison Garden Cemetery, Madison City Cemetery and Cemetery. Aside from members of Post 229 were volunteers from James Clemons High School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), Boy Scout Troop 201, Girl Scout Troops 206, 329, 926, 1147 and 10212, the NHS and the Kappa Epsilon Psi military women’s sorority.
Each year, the American Legion insures American flags are placed on the graves of veterans of all eras for Memorial and Veterans Days. They also arrange for Christmas wreaths to be placed on the veteran’s graves over the Christmas holidays. In fact, December 16th is the scheduled date that is planned to place wreaths for the veterans with a pickup planned for early January. Members of the Public are encouraged to participate for these events. Contact Madison American Legion Post 229 at 256-258-8534 or by email at Admin@AmericanLegionPost229.org. Post 229 holds its regular meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Lunar Masonic Lodge, 724 Eastview Drive, Madison, Alabama.
Volunteers collecting veterans flags at Madison Garden Cemetery, Madison on November 17th.