Opening ceremony with a prayer and a Pledge of Allegiance
Our Scout Master, Tim Thompson, addressed the boys before we set out to place the flags with this instruction: read the name of the person at whose head stone you are placing a flag. You might be the only person to visit them all year. With respect, say their name and think about their sacrifice.
Angela worked mainly with Gabe and I with Luca. We probably placed 50 or so flags. With all the other scouts, we finished in under an hour.
The head stones after the placement of the flags
We had to hit the road before 6:45, and there was quite a bit of walking, but the boys did their duty. Our boys were rewarded with a nice breakfast at Cracker Barrel and later a matinee to see Night at the Museum 2. A fitting start to the Memorial Day weekend.