American Legion cleans WWI vets’ tombstones in Greenville


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – The American Legion celebrated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by cleaning tombstones of veterans.

The group was out at Springwood Cemetery Saturday morning cleaning for the soldiers of the 30th Division and Camp Sevier who are buried there.

“We’re raising up all the tombstones that have settled over the years, we’re cleaning them, we’re putting flag poles with the American flag on it, then a 100th centennial flag for the end of WWI,” says American Legion Post 214 commander Clyde Rector.

The cleaning was done in conjunction with the Remember Old Hickory Project which commemorates the end of World War I and Greenville’s impact on it.

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