Bay Area Scouts place flags on gravesites, recall true meaning of Memorial Day

Local scouts place flags on gravesites

  • Bay Area scouts place flags on gravesites, recall true meaning of Memorial Day (Photo: Eric Glasser, WTSP)
  • But for six years now, Boy Scout Kolby Miller has spent his Memorial Day along with his fellow scouts, laying flags at the headstones of those buried at the American Legion Cemetery on Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa.
  • “There needs to be more people out there giving, and serving and showing people what Memorial Day is really about,” said Katherine, “It’s not about sales and barbecues.”
  • A lot of his classmates, he says, will spend the day playing video games, hanging out at the beach or going to the mall.
  • Veterans gathering for a Memorial Day service at the American Legion Post watched as the young volunteers moved one by one – from headstone to headstone.

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Parents of the Tampa Bay scouts say they want their children to remember Memorial Day is about honor and sacrifice.


Bay Area Scouts place flags on gravesites, recall true meaning of Memorial Day

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