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May 27, 2017
Memorial Day Grave Decoration
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Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts planting flags at GG Nat'l Cemetery

Memorial Day Grave Decoration

Come plant flags at Golden Gate National Cemetery to pay tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

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 projects in the country.

Locally, the Golden Gate National CemeteryExternal Link 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.


Patches
Patches are available for purchase at $2 each. Orders for patches must be made by the end of the day Monday, May 1, 2017.

After May 1, you can still register up until the May 27th, however patches will not be available.

Flag Planting: Memorial Day Saturday
7:15am Check-in begins. Only ONE member of your group should check in. Check-in will be by Council/District.
8:30am Opening Ceremonies begin.

Flag Pick-up: the Saturday following Memorial Day
9:00am Check-in begins.

Registration Tip: All participants and units are to register by way of individual registration. The registration will ask for the quantity of your group and unit information.

VETERANS - want to get involved? Please contact Tom Kenney at the Pacific Skyline Council office, (650) 341-5633, or at thomas.kenney@scouting.org.

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