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  • Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Wellsville Riders Create Field of Flags to Help Disabled Vets

    WELLSVILLE, NY — American Legion Riders (ALR) of Wellsville Post 702 installed a Field of Flags on the lawn of Jones Memorial Hospital here on Armed Forces Day, May 20, reported Jerry Ketchum, ALR state vice director for Districts 7 & 8.

    The field is composed of “368 flags with veterans names fastened to them,” he said, noting that proceeds from flag sponsors are going to LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve. LEEK provides outdoor experiences for disabled veterans, including fishing and hunting.

    “This project is a brain storm of Sue Kays of Jones Memorial Hospital,” said Dennis White, director of the Post 702 Legion Rider Chapter. He noted that Legion Riders helped with “the selling of flag cards” as well as setting up the field of flags. Some 18 Riders participated.

    Field of Flags

    Field of Flags on the lawn of Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. Photos provided by Jerry Ketchum.

    Legion Riders and flags

    Wellsville Post 702 Legion Riders pose for group photo at their Field of Flags.