Veterans honored for Flag Day

Flag-day--New-Flag-Raising-Four Polk County veterans were honored Tuesday as part of the local Flag Day celebration conducted by the American Legion Post No. 312 of Livingston. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8568 Honor Guard also was on hand to perform rifle salutes and the bugle song “Taps.” Ceremonies were held at the Polk County Courthouse where County Judge Sydney Murphy presented U.S. flags that were flown over the courthouse and the justice center then during ceremonies at the Livingston City Hall, Mayor Clarke Evans presented two more flags that were flown over city hall. At left, members of the Livingston Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), raise the new flag over the Livingston City Hall. Below left, Murphy (right) presents a flag to WWII veteran Richard Wade. WWII veteran Gordie Robinett (seated behind Wade) also was presented with a flag. Below right, Evans (left) presents a flag to Vietnam veteran Cannon Pritchard. WWII veteran Walt Autry (seated immediately behind Evans and Prichard) also was presented with a flag.