ROTC helps Legion create memorial garden
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The Garden of Remembrance in 1962.
The Garden of Remembrance in 1962.
The ROTC from Franklin K. Lane High School constructed the American Legion Post 118's annual Garden of Remembrance this past weekend. For over half a century, the post has been setting out markers for each member of the post who has passed away in honor of Memorial Day.

The task of erecting the garden became too physically demanding for the membership, so in 2007 a new tradition was born when the task was handed over to Franklin K. Lane's ROTC under the guidance of Sgt. Major David Valentin.

The American Legion will hold its annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. There will be a ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance and afterwards everyone will be invited inside for refreshments. American Legion Post 118 is located at 89-02 91st Street in Woodhaven.

There will also be a "Thank You to our Veterans" barbecue at the American Legion arranged by the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association at noon on Flag Day, which this year is on Saturday, June 14. The event will include a flag day presentation by local students of St. Thomas the Apostle.

A photo of the ROTC on Saturday and the Garden of Remembrance in 1962.

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