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Units Needed to Place Flags on Graves of Fallen Veterans on Memorial Day

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Celebrate Memorial Day by joining the George Mason District Troops and Packs in Falls Church to place American Flags on the graves of fallen Veterans there.

 

The Scouts will be gathering in the parking lot at The National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042 on Monday, 27 May 2013.

 

 

 

Memorial Day Schedule:      0830-0900 – arrival and sign-in

0915 – Opening & flag placement training

0930 – begin flag placement

1000, 1100, & 1200 – TAPS to blown

1130 – Pizza Lunch

1230 – Probable completion of event

Training will include proper method to place flags and walking the rows of graves.

 

On Memorial Day 2012 approximately 110 Scouts plus parents and Scouters from our District participated in this patriotic activity.  Scout service hours patches and rockers will be available.  Cemetery Staff will supply flags, drinks, and a pizza lunch.  MSG Roussey, Pack 661, has volunteered to blow TAPS.  Class-A uniforms.

 

Note: Falls Church City Schools and Fairfax County Schools are on holiday Monday.

 

For information contact Kurt R. Johnson, ADC Falls Church at (703) 849-8967 or e-mail: kurt_johnson@verizon.net

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