In advance of Memorial Day, Morris American Legion Post 29 Commander Ed Hockert would like to see more young veterans join the service organization. He told the KMRS Community Connection program that there are 197 members of the Post, another 210 members of the Sons of the American Legion, and 152 members of its Auxiliary.
Hockert also reminded residents of the flag box on the south side of the Legion building in Morris to collect worn or tattered American flags to retire them with proper rites. The Memorial Day program in Morris will begin 8:30 a.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory. The speaker will be Navy veteran Victor Gades.