Showing respect: American Legion, Cordes community raise flags for Memorial Day

Particpants gather for the flag raising ceremony.

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Particpants gather for the flag raising ceremony.

CORDES LAKES – Apparently Memorial Day brought out the true believers to raise flags on the American Legion Post 122’s Avenue of Flags.

There were about 30 people putting up the flags and it took only about 20 minutes to complete the task. After raising them, the group met at the Monument/Memorial were Bob Canell, Post Chaplain, said a prayer for remembrance of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

All in attendance then faced the Avenue of Flags and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Jerry Schultz explained to everyone about the sculpture that the Legion is raising money for and showed where it would be placed.

All were thanked for their help in raising flags.