Flag Pole Dedicated for African American Section of Lexington Cemetery

A raising of the flag pole to honor all veterans resting in the Lexington Cemetery was held on August 16, 2019.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

It seems an entire world away now, when you had to cross the railroad tracks to enter the African American section of the Lexington Cemetery. The names there reflect the oldest families in Henderson County, their stories often unrecorded, but their contribution is still felt in every corner of the county. On Friday, August 16th another milestone was marked in the raising of a flagpole to honor “all the veterans resting here.” Members of Lexington’s VFW Post #1294, and their auxiliary, WoodmenLife, and the Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads all made financial contributions to make the flag, pole, and…

For the complete story, see the August 21st edition of The Lexington Progress.

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