MMA CADETS VOLUNTEER TO HELP PREPARE FLAGS FOR MEMORIAL DAY
The American Legion is one of the nation’s largest and most influential advocates for Veteran Affairs. This year Marion Military Academy volunteers partnered with the American Legion organization to help prepare for Memorial Day. Several of our cadets volunteered their Saturday morning (January 26th) to go to the American Legion Post 347 in Lady Lake to prepare flags for Memorial Day.
Every year, prior to Memorial Day, the organization must go through their flags to sort through those that may be damaged so they can be replaced and staple flags to their poles. The flags are then, placed in bundles of twenty and prepared for Memorial Day. This year, the American Legions will be placing American flags beside those buried at the Bushnell National Cemetery.
Marion Military Academy cadets inspected and sorted these flags in preparation for this solemn event. In total, cadets bundled a total of 120,000 flags and we are proud of their dedication and commitment to this community and our country.
Correspondence from a representative of the American Legion wrote:
“I wanted to express my appreciation one last time for all your team did to make today’s flag refurbishment a big success – and a much easier process than past years.
Your cadets are great young men & women & I received several comments on their courtesy, hard work, & overall attitude. You have an outstanding team, I look forward to their participation in the May placement.”
Congratulations, once again, to our Cadets for their dedication, leadership and community service.