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American Legion Place Flags for President’s Day

American Legion volunteers braved the rainy weather Monday, President’s Day, to display American flags on a day designated to honor America’s first president, George Washington. American Legion Vice Commander and Flag Program Coordinator Billy Wood said that about a dozen volunteers put out the flags around Mena early Monday. The Hatfield Girls Scouts had been scheduled to assist but Wood cancelled them due to the weather but was very thankful for their willingness and thanked leader Mary Hill for their support. Permanent flags are at half-staff in the US in honor of the victims of last week’s tragic school shooting in Florida. The volunteers who placed the flags had a collective 150 years of military service. The local American Legion commander is Bob Lancaster. Another program of the American Legion is the presentation of flag etiquette programs to schools and other interested groups. For information on this program, contact Billy Wood at (479) 234-1503.

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