The Hughes-Pittinger Post 26 annual Avenue of Flags will take place on May 30, 2022, at Crown Hill Cemetery. This annual event honors veterans who have passed on and whose families have donated their …
The Hughes-Pittinger Post 26 annual Avenue of Flags will take place on May 30, 2022, at Crown Hill Cemetery. This annual event honors veterans who have passed on and whose families have donated their loved ones’ casket flags for the memorial.
On Thursday, May 26, Post members will be placing grave marker flags on each of the known veteran’s graves starting at 6 p.m. If anyone is interested in assisting with doing this, please be at the Crown Hill Cemetery by 5:30 p.m. If anyone would like to participate in the preparation of this event, the raising of the flags will be at 5:30 a.m. at the cemetery.
The public is invited to come and participate in the annual Honor Guard Ceremony at 10 a.m. This ceremony will have an Honor Guard rifle firing and the playing of Taps.
Following the Honor Guard ceremony Post members will be meeting at the American Legion Post, 143 S. Clark St., for our Auxiliary’s annual wreath-laying ceremony. This will start at 11 a.m. and be held at the Wall of Honor. The public is once again invited to attend.
Immediately following the wreath-laying ceremony the Honor Guard will offer a barbecue luncheon of burgers and brats.
The public is invited to join in all of these celebrations. Please remember this is an opportunity to honor fellow veterans who have passed on; we ask that respect is given during all of these ceremonies.