Quantcast

3,000 flags available free of charge for families... - KOAM TV 7

3,000 flags available free of charge for families at Joplin cemeteries

Updated:

Over 3,000 flags lay at all of Joplin's cemeteries free of charge for families wishing to leave one on a veterans grave.

The flags are left thanks to American Legion Post 13, which takes donations for the flags, only to buy more for the next year.

This year the Legion worked with the city to install PVC pipes at some of the city cemeteries to keep the flags in place.

The legion hopes to add the PVC pipes to all cemeteries by next year to help better honor all those who have fought in the military.

"Each year it gets more popular because the people know they don't have to run to the store, usually their sold out of flags by the time they think about getting one, they know it's a beautiful cemetery here, they come to Ozark Memorial (and) we have a flag ready for them,' says Howard Spiva, the Commander of Post 13.

All Memorial Day decorations will be removed the Monday following the holiday with the exceptions of those in permanent vases or on shepherd's hooks.

  • Liz HollidayMore>>

  • Federal charges filed against man accused of murder and attempting to rob a Miami, Okla. bank

    Federal charges filed against man accused of murder and attempting to rob a Miami, Okla. bank

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:38:33 GMT
    Francis Dishmon is accused of trying to rob the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma in August 2013, then fleeing north out of town, where he caused a semi-truck and another vehicle to run off the road.More >>
    Francis Dishmon is accused of trying to rob the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma in August 2013, then fleeing north out of town, where he caused a semi-truck and another vehicle to run off the road.More >>
  • 100 Year Old Building To Be Torn Down In Joplin

    100 Year Old Building To Be Torn Down In Joplin

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:18:30 GMT
    After 100 years on Joplin's Main Street, the former City Market is set to come tumbling down. And if you've driven down Main Street sometime in that time, it's likely this blue-green structure has stood out. According to the Director of Joplin's Museum Complex, the former Market was a way to bring agriculture to the city center. And it's 1914 Grand Opening brought 5,000 people to the complex.More >>
    After 100 years on Joplin's Main Street, the former City Market is set to come tumbling down. And if you've driven down Main Street sometime in that time, it's likely this blue-green structure has stood out. According to the Director of Joplin's Museum Complex, the former Market was a way to bring agriculture to the city center. And it's 1914 Grand Opening brought 5,000 people to the complex.More >>
  • Carthage School Bond To Help With Expanding Student Population

    Carthage School Bond To Help With Expanding Student Population

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:35:45 GMT
    The Carthage School District has grown by 400 students since 2009. And thanks to the passage of an $18 million dollar school bond last night, the District will be under construction to make room for the expanding student population. If you ask 3rd grade teacher Brittany Thompson how full her school is, she'll tell you it's filled to the brim. According to the Carthage School District, each year about 90 students are joining it's schools, mostly in its lower grade levels. The District even had ..More >>
    The Carthage School District has grown by 400 students since 2009. And thanks to the passage of an $18 million dollar school bond last night, the District will be under construction to make room for the expanding student population. If you ask 3rd grade teacher Brittany Thompson how full her school is, she'll tell you it's filled to the brim. According to the Carthage School District, each year about 90 students are joining it's schools, mostly in its lower grade levels. The District even had ..More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.