JUNE 14, 2011
Scouts and Scouters,
Have you ever wondered what happens
to American Flags once they start to become worn, tattered, and unserviceable?
Did you know that there is a proper ceremony to honor the service
these flags have rendered as they are retired?
What better day to honor flags
that have served this country well, than Flag Day? What better place
for this ceremony to take place than Quantico National Cemetery?
Bring your Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,
Venturing Crews, Girl Scouts and families to Quantico National Cemetery
on Tuesday evening, June 14, at 7:00 PM. We try to begin the ceremony
promptly at 7:00 P.M. You should plan to get there before that time
to get your units in place.
If you have flags to be retired,
please bring them! If you wish to bring heavy duty scissors to use to assist
with cutting the large flags, please do so, they are always welcome.
I know that all Scouts will "Do
Their Best" to behave appropriately and not run around the cemetery,
but I would also suggest, especially for younger Scouts, that you "Be
Prepared" for a period of inactivity while the Units are forming up.
If you have never been to the cemetery,
take I-95 to exit 150B (the Triangle/Quantico Exit). Head west approximately
2 miles. (Pass Prince William Forest Park entrance.) Quantico
National Cemetery will be on the left side of the road. Follow the
driveway back until you see the people congregating.
We’ll have another great patch
for sale this year, representing both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, to commemorate
the event. ($3) Checks payable to Carol or to Steve Courtney.
A reminder to all Cubs, this activity
counts as a summer activity.
If you have further questions,
contact Carol Courtney at CourtneyScouts@... or 540-548-8706.