;

Hannibal Veterans Mark Flag Day at Vets Fest

Photos and information by Harrison Wilde

Members of the Hannibal American Legion Post #1552 gathered Saturday for their annual Vet Fest.

Leo Malone and Barbara Richards were honored as part of the event.

The Flag Day weekend ceremony’s highlight came at dusk.

Vets set a watch fire to dispose of damaged American flags properly and with respect.

The 6th annual Vets Fest drew veterans and families. Harrison Wilde photo.
The 6th annual Vets Fest drew veterans and families. Harrison Wilde photo.
Barbara Richards (in the background) and Leo Malone were honored during ceremonies at Vets Fest.  Harrison Wilde photo.
Barbara Richards (in the background) and Leo Malone were honored during ceremonies at Vets Fest. Harrison Wilde photo.
A watch fire at dusk honored veterans and provided a dignified and proper way to dispose of tattered flags.  Harrison Wilde photo.
A watch fire at dusk honored veterans and provided a dignified and proper way to dispose of tattered flags. Harrison Wilde photo.