Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Flags Lowered in Honor of Last WWI Veteran

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of the memory of Army Corporal Frank W. Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, who died February 27 at the age of 110.

Buckles enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 16 after lying about his age in order to qualify. He is being laid to rest today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

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