This weekend is the annual Memorial Day Flag Ceremony at the Marietta National Cemetery. Pack 471 has been participating in this event for several years and it is one of the most impactful events of the year. The heart of the ceremony is when scouts place flags in front of grave markers of our nation’s veterans and salute the soldier and their sacrifice to our country and our freedom. While most of the rest of the year is about fun and achievements, this day is about honor and values.
Please join us on Saturday May 26, 2012 at the Marietta National Cemetery at 500 Washington Ave NE, Marietta, GA. Pack 471 will meet about 40 yards in from the main gate at the Northwest corner of the cemetery starting at 8:00 AM. There will be short commencement, then join us as thousands of scouts from across the area honor our fallen veterans by placing a flag at their headstone and honoring them with a salute. Come early as once the flag placements start, it will take less than one hour to place flags on all the markers.
Parking is very limited and they suggest parking at the Public Library on Roswell Street but if you come early there is some parking near the main gate.
Scouts must wear their Class A Uniform for this event. There is a lot of walking and the standard footwear is also required (close toed shoes, no sandals or Crocs). Family members are invited to join us.
We hope to see you there!