Members of the American Legion Riders Chapter 24, including St. Petersburg College of Business Professor Wende Huehn-Brown, participated in Memorial Day observances this year, placing 465 American flags on graves at two area cemeteries.
Last year members of the American Legion Post began placing American flags on all veterans’ graves at Fogartyville Cemetery, the Bradenton Herald reported. They also decided to adopt Adams and Rogers Cemetery. There are several graves of veterans in the historically black cemetery.
Work by the American Legion Riders included cutting back overgrowth and caring for tombstones that needed maintenance.
Last year, members placed a total of 198 flags. This year they placed 465, the newspaper reported. Seventy gravesites were reclaimed and 52 veterans graves uncovered through their work.
Read more about this event in the Bradenton Herald.
More about Professor Huehn-Brown
Professor Huehn-Brown has more than 17 years of professional engineering and management experience for a variety of organizations. Her background includes automotive, defense, government (legislative, universities, workforce and economic development agencies), consulting, non-profit organizations, and other manufacturing and service industries.
Veterans Services at SPC
SPC has an active Veterans Services office, with specialists who provide veterans with help starting, continuing or resuming their education. The college was named as a top military friendly school in 2014 by Military Advanced Education magazine.