Veteran’s Park service day. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped (moms and dads included). We had a great turnout and got so much accomplished. The Veteran’s Park really looks great and is ready for the Veteran’s day ceremony. We even had a special guest, Major Shelby Ballard, who told us all about his time as a soldier in the Vietnam and Dessert Storm wars. Since the kids will be in school for the veteran’s day program, Major Shelby brought out the flags that will be used during the ceremony.
Thirteen flags will be used to represent the eleven Marines, One Navy Corpsman, and one Army soldier that were killed as a result of an enemy attack while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The kids got to practice their flag folding skills preparing these flags for the ceremony on Veteran’s Day. (Older scouts taught the younger scouts.)
The Veteran’s Park board is very appreciative of our work and could not praise the boys enough. The project was a great demonstration of our “Duty to God, Country, and Community.” Thanks again to everyone who came out on their busy Saturday, even if it was only for an hour. It’s a perfect demonstration of our commitment to the boys and scouting.