It is a time to celebrate and honor those who have served our country. The Hospice of Northeast Missouri in Kirksville has a program called Honorable Send-off. ??What we do is we present a family with a flag at the beginning of care," said Hospice of Northeast Missouri Executive Director Stephanie Byrum. ??When they pass away the flag is used to cover the veteran and then the flag is returned to the family as a keepsake.??
The flag drive runs through May 31. Hospice is also accepting monetary donations. Burger said Hospice will take used flags as long as they are in good condition. Flags can be dropped off at Rider Drug, Kirksville Manor Care Center, the Kirksville Veterans Clinic, Med Depot Pharmacy, Hy-Vee and Hospice of Northeast Missouri.