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Veterans seeking to pass the torch

KEITH HERNANDEZ khernandez@shawmedia.comMay 23, 2019

SYCAMORE – A local veterans group is looking to hand off a 30-year tradition to a new group, but it needs the community’s help to find it.

The former DeKalb County Chapter of VietNow, a national veterans organization, wants a new group to take over setting up the 130 American flags outside of the courthouse for future Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies, as well as storing and maintaining the flags throughout the year. The group meets informally since the dissolution of the national organization in 2017.

Immediate help is needed to erect the flags at 4 p.m. Thursday for Memorial Day weekend, but former VietNow member Frank Beierlotzer said he does not have a deadline for another group to take over flag duties entirely and would prefer to hand the flags off to other veterans.

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