The Vinton Messenger

Scouts honor Veterans with flags at Mountain View Cemetery

Boy Scouts from Troops 235, 540, and 18, along with Cub Scouts from Packs 229, 30, 18, and 235, honored military veterans buried at Mountain View Cemetery by placing flags on their graves in observance of Veterans Day.
Local scouts have begun a tradition of placing flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts spent their Sunday afternoon on November 5 honoring military veterans by placing American flags on their graves at Mountain View Cemetery.

Scouts, their leaders, and their families from Packs 229, 30, 18 and 235, and Troops 235, 540, and 18, scattered out across the cemetery searching for markers which indicated that the individual buried there had served in the United States Armed Forces. While newer grave markers generally indicate who is a veteran, many of the older graves do not.

They placed about 1,000 flags carefully behind the markers on the graves throughout the cemetery.

Placing flags for Veterans Day and Memorial Day…

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