Memorial Day 2014

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20140521_181713 As an American, veteran and son of a veteran, I’d like to extend my thanks to all of the participants in this year’s Memorial Day events.  Troop 45 did a fantastic job at all three of the flag ceremonies in which it participated on Memorial Day.  On your behalf, I received countless positive comments from the attendees.

Beyond that, each of you took hours of your time to replace the flags at the grave markers of hundreds of veterans.  This is an20140520_190200 unsung task that has special meaning for more people than you can imagine.

It was wonderful how you broke into patrols to allow boys to exercise leadership and plan the project in sections.  And the turnout was fantastic for this project, which you perform on behalf of both the local VFW and American Legions each year.  But the best part for me was the way that each of you solemnly took on this task in such a respectful manner.  Again, thank you.

— Gene

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