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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars to decorate 2,000 Veteran graves


Naperville North High School Students and Boy Scouts to Help Place the Flags

Priscilla Laubscher, Commander of Naperville American Legion Post No. 43, announced that, in observance of Memorial Day, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will jointly decorate more than 2,000 Naperville-area Veteran gravesites with American flags.

Laubscher also announced that students from Naperville North High School and Scouts from Boy Scout Troops 106 and 111 will take part in this dignified effort, as well.

“At exactly 9 AM on Friday, May 25, members of the American Legion and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will begin placing American flags at each and every one of the more than 2,000 Veteran gravesites in the Naperville area,” said Laubscher, a former Senior Naval Officer.  “With the assistance of the Naperville North students and the Scouts, the Joint American Legion-VFW Flag Detail will continue its solemn work over the weekend and will not stop until all Veteran gravesites have been decorated,” continued Laubscher.

“From the American Revolution to the Global War on Terror, more than one million American men and women have given their lives in defense of our Country,” noted Wayne Fischer, a Past Commander of Post No. 43 and the leader of the American Legion contingent of the Joint Flag Detail.  “Millions more American men and women have served in the military in times of war and in times of peace.  They too stood ready to make the ultimate sacrifice, if that had been required.  So, we  consider it a privilege to demonstrate our respect and appreciation for the service of all Veterans who are at final rest in the Naperville area,” continued Fischer.

With offices in Washington, DC, the 2,400,000-member-strong American Legion is the Nation’s largest Veterans service organization. Naperville’s American Legion Post No. 43 has been actively serving Veterans and the Community since 1920.  The Post invites all Veterans and active-duty Military Personnel to attend the Post’s meetings, which are held on the first Thursday evening of every month.

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