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How These Scouts Honored Our Veterans

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Scout dad Bryant helps his son place a flag on a veteran’s grave at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. (Photo credit: Kristina Wilder of RN-T.com)

No matter the day, Scouts have always devoted their time to honoring our veterans. But for Veteran’s Day, many Scouts went the extra mile to salute the men and women who have served our country.

Several Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs from the the Northwest Georgia Council gathered at the Oaknoll Memorial Gardens cemetery to place 700 flags on veterans’ graves in honor of Veteran’s Day

Den mother Mishia says she and her son Khalil have many family members who served in the military and they wanted to show their appreciation. The pair walked together through the rows placing flags at the markers.

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Kelly Meacham, district director of the Northwest Georgia Council places flags on veterans’ graves at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens (Photo credit: Kristina Wilder of RN-T.com)

“I think it offers these boys a chance to memorialize the veterans,” Mishia said to Rome News-Tribune. “It really shows them how amazing these veterans are and they should be remembered.”

Scout parent Bryant says he also has a military family. He and his son Grant spent the afternoon placing flags, too.

“I feel like it’s a way to pay tribute to my family heritage,” Bryant explained. “I have three generations of family who served in the Air Force. For my son, I think it also helps emphasize the important role these veterans serve.”

Learn more about how these Scouts honored our veterans by checking out the full story on Rome News-Tribune.

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Hayley Cordaro

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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.