Volunteers place flags on veterans' graves

Posted 5/31/21

OKEECHOBEE- In the early morning hours on May 29, volunteers with the Okeechobee American Legion gathered to place flags on the graves of veterans in Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee.

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Volunteers place flags on veterans' graves

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OKEECHOBEE- In the early morning hours on May 29, volunteers with the Okeechobee American Legion gathered to place flags on the graves of veterans in Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee.

In addition to their  work honoring Okeechobee veterans, the Okeechobee American Legion also works with the JROTC at the high school. 

They help manage the Veterans' Memorial Park in downtown Okeechobee.  In 2017, the American Legion donated a memorial stone for the pilots and aircrews in Vietnam. The stone is located in front of the Huey UH1H helicopter that is on display in the park. The helicopters were in service from 1961 - 1975 during the Vietnam War. 

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