Memorial Day is coming up in May. We'll need help putting up flags and taking them down. Please help by donating your time to remember our veterans on May 26.
Oak Hill Cemetery and St. Patrick Cemetery are hoping to go with all new, smaller flags - cotton flags are available for $28 and nylon flags for $18. With purchase, you get your loved one's casket flag back.
Call Sandy at 641-484-4485 or 641-691-6904 to be assured you will get your casket flag back.
We are all getting older and the flags are too heavy to hoist up for us. St. Pat's has four new flags now and Oak Hill has 120 new flags. Let's make sure we fly the veterans' small flags for it looks so pretty and we remember the loved ones.
If a new veteran's flag is to be put up to fly, it costs $75 for the pole and name plate, plus $18 for the smaller flag and you keep the casket flag.
On Monday May 26, those helping should meet at the Tama American Legion at 5 :30 a.m. or at the cemeteries at 6 a.m. Take down is at 4 p.m.