9/11 Remembrance Salute at Gerald R. Ford Museum

Scouts take part in 9/11 salute

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School took part in the 9/11 Remembrance Salute at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids. This annual event is held to honor those who lost their lives and those who gave so much love and help following the horrific acts of Sept. 11, 2001. The sun-up-to-sun-down salute conducted by Girl, Cub and Boy Scouts, law enforcement, area fire services, EMS, active military and veterans, and citizens is the only memorial held in the nation for the entire day. This year, 966 Scouts and 656 adults took part in memorial service. In addition to the salute, the Cub Scouts also had the opportunity to send their support to our active deployed military through Operation Pillow Talk. Sponsored by the West Michigan Family Military Support Group, the boys were able to decorate pillows that will be sent to our military troops to show our appreciation for the work they are doing for our country. To learn more about Operation Pillow Talk, visit their website at www.wmmfsg.com.