Today we went to the Los Angeles National Cemetery to join untold how many Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, you name it, to place flags on all of the veterans’ graves in preparation for Memorial Day.
Having never done this before, we could have sworn it would take several hours, as the cemetery is huge, but we managed to do all of the flag planting in about an hour. I was shocked! But with that many kids out there, the 114 acres were covered in no time at all.
A screwdriver helps make a pilot hole to place the flag in.
We took a few moments to show my Little Man some of the graves he was planting the flags at. The Cub Scouts have a particular ceremony they have to follow when they plant a flag, first reading the name of the soldier, and then after planting the flag they hold a moment of silence and salute. They all took the occasion very seriously and there was no monkeying around that I saw. Very impressive for little guys and gals.
Just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all of our soldiers for doing an outstanding job and to honor those who went before them. I have three nephews who were in different branches of the military, and all went to the Middle East. Fortunately, all came back safely. So today wasn’t just a Cub Scout activity for me.
Hope you have a wonderful and peaceful holiday.