BSA Troop 328

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Placing Flags on Veteran's Graves for Memorial Day

On Saturday, May 28, the troop placed flags on veteran's graves together with the American Legion (Atomic City Post #199) in Oak Ridge. We had 20 scouts and 10 adults participate. We met at Kern UMC at 9:15AM and headed over to Anderson Memorial Gardens. When we arrived, the veterans from post #199 provided us with a tasty breakfast donated by Bojangles. After placing the flags, we visited the grave of James Johnston to pay our respects. James was an Eagle Scout from our troop who died last year. It was James' wife, Lacey Johnston, who presented our troop with a generous donatnation in honor of her late husband. Next we went over to Woodhaven Memorial Gardens (Tennessee Valley Memorial Gardens). After placing the flags, we were treated to refreshments by the cemetary staff. We were done around noon. On Tuesday, May 31, we will meet at Kern at 6:00PM to retrieve the flags.

Assembling in front of the flags at Anderson Memorial Gardens.
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Thanks to Bojangles for donating our breakfast!!
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Saying the Pledge of Allegiance
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Visiting the grave of James Johnston.
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Group photo at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.
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