Out of "almost 144 flags" (not sure what that means. 143 flags maybe?) I am surprised to to only see 1 has made it to the Eastview Cemetery in Zebulon. The single flag was given in honor to:
D.B. Rawlins, JR.
NOV. 11, 1916-APRIL 15, 1994
VETERAN U.S. NAVY
WORLD WAR II
I bet Mr Rawlins served in the Pacific. If so, I bet he had some tales to tell. Not to be politically incorrect, but the Japanese in World War 2 made the Nazis look like altar boys. Only the veterans that served in that theater could understand why after 60 years, it is still hard to "forgive and forget" the atrocities imposed upon them and their not so lucky brethren by the ruthless enemy. God bless America, and God bless every veteran, especially those that carried us through that war of all wars./
I would think that means a gross of flags was purchased that's 12 dozen or 144 for those who don't know what a gross is. And most were distributed. The one I was given got placed on a WWI Vets grave in Pike within an hour. Thank You Vets................
Two flags were also placed on the grave of Richard McCrary May 23, 1948 - December 18, 2005. They were most likely missed as the grave is outside of the Eastview Cemetery stone walls. It seems that the "self proclaimed" non-racists of Pike had issues with people of color being buried on the inside of the stone walls.
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