Starke County Commissioners Hear American Legion’s Concerns about Flags (12/6)

posted Dec 6, 2017, 9:15 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on December 6, 2017
Author Anita Goodan, WKVI 

Ron Clemons and Commander Matt Fox from the North Judson American Legion Post #92 approached the Starke County Commissioners Monday night concerning the American flags that are placed at Round Lake Cemetery.

Clemons explained that the American Legion members place flags at every veteran’s grave for Memorial Day at eight different cemeteries. He said that the flags stay on the graves all year round except at Round Lake Cemetery. He noted that he’s not sure if the flags and flag holders have been removed for mowing purposes or if the cemetery association members are removing them, but he doesn’t think it’s right that they’ve been removed from the veteran’s graves.

He also mentioned that a larger flag that the American Legion members have installed on the flagpole at the cemetery is no longer there.

The commissioners give the American Legion $1,500 a year to help purchase the flags and flag holders for placement at veteran’s graves and they conduct fundraisers to collect the rest of the funds.

Commission President Donnie Binkley offered to talk to the cemetery association to learn more about the situation and return any information learned to the American Legion for clarification.