Scouts and their families took to the area’s two cemeteries this weekend to honor fallen soldiers by placing American flags on their graves.
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Dedication of veterans cemetery at Evergreen Memorial Park: A dedication of a new veterans cemetery that will be similar to Fort Logan National Cemetery will be at 9 a.m. May 30 at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale.
Memorial Day ceremony: American Legion Post 2001 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. May 30 at the Buchanan Park veterans commemorative walk.
On May 27, they placed 85 flags on graves at Bear Creek Cemetery, and on May 28, they placed close to 300 flags on graves at Evergreen Memorial Park. The Scouts hope the flags remind people to honor those who served the United States in the military on Memorial Day.
On May 28, Scouts grabbed flags and maps to hunt for the soldiers’ gravestones.
“It’s important for (the Scouts) to understand what it means to serve your country,” said Den mom Priscilla Wright, noting that a family member had been shot down during the Gulf War.
Scout Olivia Roberts, 7, explained that they were at the cemetery to honor veterans from areas of the military such as the Army and Air Force.
Charlie Scott, 10, a member of Pack 39, understood that the flags honored fallen soldiers who served their country. He and his mom, Andrea, moved around the cemetery with a map, placing flags along the way.
Andrea Scott explained that her husband was a veteran, so it was especially important for Charlie to learn about how people make sacrifices for their country.
“And,” she added, “(placing the flags) is a good way to give back.”
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