Baldwin County

Robertsdale Navy JROTC planting thousands of flags for Memorial Day

Robertsdale, AL (WKRG) - Thousands of American flags are being planted in front of a high school in Baldwin County in time for Memorial Day.  It's being organized by members of the Robertsdale Navy JROTC.

They're calling this "Operation Patriot59."  It's a new annual event designed to bring more attention to people who died in military service to the United States.  This bed of small American flags runs along the front grounds of Robertsdale High School and is immediately adjacent to Highway 59.

They plan on planting more than 5,400 flags.  This year each flag represents ten American causalities from the Korean War.  The organizer says they're commemorating that conflict because 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the armistice.  

Members of the JROTC will be out here bright and early continuing to put more flags down.  They hope to finish today or first thing tomorrow.  The flags will be up until Memorial Day.  







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