Scouts prepare gardens for Memorial Day

Local Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts gathered on Thursday, May 27 at Blythefield Memory Gardens for the annual decorating of the veterans’ graves for Memorial Day. The event opened with a memorial flag ceremony conducted by local veterans as “Taps” was played. The young people then gathered handfuls of flags and went row by row, ensuring all veterans were honored.

Scouts and veterans pay tribute to the American Flag during the playing of “Taps.”

“This is a great opportunity for our kids to connect the past with present by honoring the men and women who have fought for our country,” said Scout Coordinator Kelly McLellan. “Having the veterans join us this year is an added bonus.”

Following the placement of the flags, everyone was treated to a cookout dinner by the Gardens’ staff.

Cub Scouts Sean McLellan and Evan Coberly decorate the graves of veterans.

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