Boy Scout Troop 328 from Kern United Methodist Church met at the church and proceeded to the Anderson Memorial Gardens where they were met by members of the American Legion Post #199 with a breakfast donated by Bojangles of Oak Ridge.
The Troop had 20 scouts and 10 adults participate in placing a flag on each veteran’s grave within the cemetery. After placing the flags, they visited the grave of James Johnston, an Eagle Scout from the troop and veteran who died last year, to pay their respects.
Next, the Troop went over to Woodhaven Memorial Gardens (Tennessee Valley Memorial Gardens). After placing the flags, they were treated to refreshments by the cemetery staff and were done around noon. On Tuesday, May 31, they planned to meet to retrieve the flags and retain them for next year’s placement.
“The American Legion Post appreciates the Troop involvement and support for the past several year with the huge undertaking of placing the flags as the Troop annual project,” a press release said. “Also a big ‘thank you’ to Bojangles of Oak Ridge for the support and donation of food and drinks for the entire group, and to the staff of Woodhaven for the refreshment after the completion at the second cemetery.”
This press release was submitted by Hugh Turpin, post commander.
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