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Memorial Day Grave Decoration

For over 65 years, Scouts around the country have been helping to honor our country's fallen.  It all began in 1949 when Scouts in the Greater St. Louis Council decorated the 190,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with miniature US flags.  Since then, it has become one of the largest service project in the country.

Locally, the Golden Gate National Cemetery was first opened in 1941 and is one of 131 National cemeteries in 39 states. It is the final resting place of 15 Medal of Honor recipients, Congressman Leo Ryan, and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander of the US Pacific Fleet during World War II. Each year, Scouts, Scouters, veterans and other community groups from all over the Bay Area gather in tribute to these gallant men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

Each participant will receive a commemorative patch.

VETERANS - want to get involved? Please contact Ron Chang at the Pacific Skyline Council office, (650) 341-5633, or at




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