The Mission: American Gratitude organization and its Operation: Let It Wave project will be installing an American Flag today at a home near the Fosterburg, Alton and Bethalto border. Bob Clendenen served in the Navy Seabees from 1965 to 1969, and was going to be honored with the ceremony today, but died earlier this week.
The family wanted the ceremony to go on as planned, even though his visitation is this afternoon. He was a founding member of Bluff City Motorcycle Club in Alton. He was also a lifetime member of the Vietnam Era Association. The ceremony will be held at 7583 Vonhammen Road at 1pm.