Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Flags at half-staff in honor of Frank Buckles

The U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis will be flown at half-staff today in honor of Frank W. Buckles.

Buckles will be buried today at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Buckles, who was born in Bethany in Harrison County, Missouri and also lived as a child in Vernon County, Missouri was the last surviving American veteran of the First World War. He passed away on February 27 at the age of 110.


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