ANGLETON — Angleton’s Charles Dixon Post 241 of the American Legion was helped in its annual cemetery flag-placement project Saturday morning by Angleton Scout troops 13 and 1301. Several families as well as members of the American Heritage Girls also turned out to place flags on the graves of veterans in the Angleton Cemetery.
The turnout was gratifying and allowed the job to be completed in just an hour or two, Post 241 Commander John Rice said.
Close to 1,000 flags were placed, followed by a military salute for each veteran.
The Scout troops also joined Post 241 in a solemn ceremony on Memorial Day at the Ring of Honor at the Brazoria County Courthouse honoring and remembering those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
A flag and wreath for each branch of service along with one remembering POWs and MIAs were placed around the ring, followed by a rifle salute and “Taps” by the Brazoria County Combined Honor Guard.
A short speech by Roy Kimmel, Post 241 vice commander, followed the presentation.