Loves Park man raising money to buy flags for graves of veterans

March 18, 2014

Online Staff Report

A local man is in his 31st year raising money to buy flags for graves of veterans.

Lee Hartsfield, of Loves Park, saw action in the South Pacific during World War II. Last year, he raised enough to buy 2,900 flags that were placed on graves during Memorial Day.

Those interested may purchase 144 flags for $100, 288 flags for $200 or 432 flags for $300. 

Flags are free to the public and will distributed at the Field of Honor, outside the Loves Park City Hall.

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