Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Day

We’ve gone the last 4 years or so to the Memorial Day ceremony at the local Catholic Church. This year there were 3 events for the Boy Scouts, and Delaney agreed to speak at one of them for his Communications merit badge. He also realizes he needs to get better at public speaking. I asked him about it and he said that he’s nervous, and doesn’t like that, so he’s working on it.

The Veteran’s Memorial was dedicated at the Elizabeth cemetery this year and I was stunned to see all the people. Typically the church cemetery gets about 20-30 people. This one had 200 or more. Delaney and the Scouts walked up, and raised flags. Delaney did the POW/MIA one, with other boys handling the US and state flags.


There were a few short speeches, and then a flag folding demonstration.

After that, Delaney got to give his speech on the flag retirement. He did a good job, and I was proud. A few of our Scoutmasters were impressed with his performance.

Afterwards, we were asked to go to the church ceremony as well, so we hit Starbucks, relaxed for a short time, and then headed out for our second ceremony. Once again, with the American Legion and Scouts present, we remembered our Veterans and fallen comrades.


A great start to our day.



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