Service and honor theme of Memorial Day flag event
Friday morning, May 24 at 8 a.m. some area young people learned about the sacrifice that many veterans buried in the Corning Cemetery made for their freedoms. Kensey, Luke and Spencer Blanchard, Makaylah Arnett, Riley Benham and Noel Webb helped members of the Corning Veterans of Foreign War Rapert-Poynor Post #8347 place flags on the graves of deceased veterans in the Corning Cemetery. Along the way they learned about honor and respect from living veterans of foreign wars. The event was
a great service project for the young people as they learned the importance of paying tribute to veterans for their service.
Members of the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, as well as a few citizens, also helped the VFW place the flags. The VFW members appreciated the assistance and remarked that it was the most help they remember receiving for the event. The group placed over 600 flags on military graves.
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