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Veterans organization helps small town


Flags are important to veterans — especially at national holidays.

So when the Wheatland Cemetery asked AMVETS Post No. 14 of Clovis to help replace the flags used to decorate veteran’s graves, the organization decided to help out by replacing every one of the miniature flags used at graves in the cemetery north of Grady.

“It’s not a chore to us,” said Michael Williams, Judge Advocate for the AMVETS post. “We try to do everything we can to help the veterans whether they are deceased or still alive.”

The Wheatland cemetery is small, and Williams said the post expects to purchase about 20 flags.

Wheatland’s small size is a good match for the Clovis AMVETS post, which is the smallest of the veterans organizations in town. While the group is too small to take on large projects, Wheatland was just the right size: 20 flags provided by 25 to 30 active members.

“We have a motto at AMVETS: the littlest post does the most,” Williams said.

Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. Suggested items may be mailed to editor David Stevens at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis 88102. The e-mail address is: [email protected]


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