Shinnston Boy Scouts retire US Flag


These small flags will adorn individual gravesites at the cemetery, located at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road in San Antonio.

They placed flags by the graves at the veterans' cemetery in honor of the holiday, which honors those who died while serving in the US military.

The Fort Smith cemetery will hold its Memorial Day celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday (May 27).

I got the answer from Bob Coffelt, a Class of 1977 Eagle Scout from Indiana. Some of the tombstones are over 155 years old that carry a lot of history said Sue Nan Jehlen, Director of the Rock Island National Cemetery.

A Tomb Sentinel also placed flags at each of the crypts to honor the unknown interred at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

There will be flyovers, flags, grave decorations and speeches.

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How does Coffelt know so much about this practice?

"Veterans are very big on honoring their fallen and remembering those who have served and gone before us", Roos reflected.

To be selected, a person must meet height and weight requirements, pass an aptitude test, and receive presidential clearance. Of course, being an Eagle Scout helps.

Sheldon Coffelt received Scouting's highest honor on December 27, 2007, as a member of Troop 730 of Warsaw, Ind., part of the Anthony Wayne Area Council. In addition, the scouts participated in a special ceremony.

This weekend, there's a flag placement ceremony right here in the Mid-South. The service is open to the public.

Whereas modern and military cemeteries are set on flat land with headstones lined in precision to conserve space, making the ability of planting flags methodical, the grounds of Forest Home have been preserved in their original rolling condition from when it was a hunting ground for the area's first inhabitants, Native Americans.