Remembering the fallen: American Legion Post 30 preps for Memorial Day

Remembering the fallen...

ALBANY, Ga. – “We have put out hundreds of flags in various locations throughout the county and Lee county. We feel it is our honor to put the flags out, to put them up, to take care of them in order for us to let America and the people of this community know that the flag is the emblem of our Country. It stands for Freedom and what the American way should be,” said Garry Fowler, Adjutant; American Legion Post 30, Albany.

Fowler says this tradition acts as a reminder that freedom is not free.

For 2 years, he served in the United States Marine Corps in supply. Although he never left the United States, many of his friends never returned home whether it was physically or mentally…

“As an American and a Veteran, Memorial Day means to me the day that we remember, we recognize those that served in the military for this country and who gave the ultimate sacrifice.”

Which they plan to do on Monday, at their annual Memorial Day breakfast…

“We will have a breakfast this Memorial Day. We will have a program with a Marine as our key speaker. We will raise the flag at 7:45 Monday morning. Right afterwards we will go into our breakfast. That breakfast is for every military who is serving currently, any veterans and their friends. The good part is, there is no charge to anyone,” said Garry Fowler, Adjutant; American Legion Post 30, Albany.

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Fowler and the American Legion Post 30 believe in keeping the true significance of Memorial Day alive for current and future generations.

“The American Legion has programs that we do with the youth of the community. Educating them and what these holidays mean, specifically, Memorial Day. As far as American History and what it truly means to be an American,” said Garry Fowler, Adjutant; American Legion Post 30, Albany.

If you have any questions about the breakfast Monday or any future events, you can call the American Legion Post-30 office at 229-435-5450.

Mary Alex Anders reporting.

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