HUDSON — Hudson American Legion spearheaded the drive to mark more than 1,100 veterans’ graves with U.S. flags for Memorial Day.

Not forgotten even in the midst of the current worldwide pandemic are 540 American veterans from the Hudson area whose graves were marked with new U.S. flags on a single day, May 16.

“In total, more than 1,100 flags were distributed in the weeks leading up to the coming three-day holiday,” said Ed Coons, commander of Hudson American Legion Post 184.

“This is an annual collaboration with the local VFW, Elks, Boy Scout Troop 102 (plus one Cub Scout and one Girl Scout this year) and local members of the Renegade Pigs international motorcycle club comprising law enforcement officers and firefighters,” he added.

“Regardless of what is going on in the world, the public needs to know we and our partners are obligated by duty to remember our military who have passed on,” Coons concluded.

The Hudson American Legion Post, one of the nation’s original posts, is celebrating its 100th anniversary year and has been sponsoring a Boy Scout Troop continuously since 1924.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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