Helena-West Helena, Arkansas-Phillips County Judge Clark Hall and the members of American Legion Post 41 in Helena, Arkansas are working together to honor departed Veterans this Memorial Day.
American Flags for placing on the graves of Veterans’ will be available starting Tuesday afternoon (May 22nd) at Judge Hall’s office on the second floor of the Phillips County Court House on Cherry Street in downtown Helena. The flags were donated in memory Army 1LT Pryor L. Wheat of Helena, who was killed in action on September 6, 1967 in Vietnam attempting to save fellow soldiers.
Judge Hall noted “I am glad to work with Post 41 to make these flags available to the public. I am proud to help honor the memory of 1LT Pryor Wheat and all of the departed veterans of Phillips County. ” American Legion Post 41 Commander John C. Edwards noted the importance of remembering veterans on Memorial Day. “This is the day that we have set aside to honor our departed comrades. It is a day that we remember their sacrifices. We like it when people get to have fun with family and friends on this holiday. Just take a moment to remember that there are those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in order for us to enjoy our freedoms. The members of Post 41 want to thank Judge Hall for supporting our efforts. It means a great deal,” stated Edwards.
Supplies of flags are limited. Flags will be available from Tuesday afternoon during regular business hours until the closing of the Court House for the Memorial Day holiday.