Day for paying homage

You can honor veterans with community service and a special breakfast this Memorial Day weekend.

The Franklin American Legion Post is recruiting volunteers to put flags on veterans’ graves May 23 at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Volunteers are needed to help with the honor, organized by the American Legion Post 205 every Memorial Day weekend.

Residents are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at the cemetery office, 100 W. South St., Franklin. The American Legion will conduct a small program with a rifle volley and taps preformed by a bugler. Then flags will be distributed to volunteers to be placed on the graves of all military veterans.

For more information, call Larry Bundy at Greenlawn Cemetery at 736-3680 or Bryon Thompson at 443-1183.

American Legion posts will serve biscuit and gravy breakfasts May 23.

The meals will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at local American Legion posts: 334 U.S. 31 South, Greenwood; 500 Memorial Drive, Edinburgh; and 1200 Park Ave. in Franklin.

Attendees are asked to give a $5 donation to the Johnson County Veterans Fund for the meal. Breakfasts help fund transportation costs for area veterans who go to Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis. The community is invited to attend the breakfasts.

World War II veterans will eat for free.

For more information, call 702-2985.