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The Keeper Of The Flags...

From Al Adolf to Michael Zahnle, 27 new flags in honor of veterans needed to be added to the Avenue of Flags in Dallas this year.

DALLAS -- From Al Adolf to Michael Zahnle, 27 new flags in honor of veterans needed to be added to the Avenue of Flags in Dallas this year.

Floyd Hubbard took care of that.

Bollman Funeral Home informed the Carl B. Fenton American Legion Post 20 when a veteran died.

Hubbard saw to it that a flag was picked up. He took it home while he labored over a plaque for it. Then he went out to Dallas Cemetery and drilled a hole for it.

He also provided a plug for the hole so it would stay free of dirt and debris while it waited for Memorial Day every year.

This is not something Hubbard does just during the month of May.

"This man does this all year long, on his own time and often spending his own money," said post Commander Jess Cagle. "He goes above and beyond the call of duty."

The Avenue of Flags is a Memorial Day tradition in Dallas, organized by the American Legion as well as Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3203.

This year, veterans posted 329 flags in honor of their fallen comrades.

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