WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Veterans paused to honor the red, white and blue to mark Flag Day Saturday Day afternoon at the Indiana Veterans’ Home.
Seated under a pavilion many veterans looked on as flags from America’s past were presented. From the Revolutionary War to the current 50-star flag, the significance of ten different flags flown on American soil were each explained.
Sergeant at Arms for American Legion Post 492 Doug Yeoman said each year he puts out hundreds of flags at his home.
“It’s important to the veterans, especially because as a veteran that’s what we fought for,” said Yeoman.”We fought for the flag.”
The event concluded with the retiring of a flag, a seven gun salute and the playing of taps.