Good morning, it’s once again that weekend when we’re able to give back to our charter organization, the American Legion Post 49, and honor our nation’s veterans. They have requested assistance, as they do every year, to set up flags at the cemetery in Utica. We’ll meet there at 6:00pm (or before!) today, Friday, May 25th. An extra pair of pliers and some work gloves wouldn’t be bad to bring. Setup generally takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on how many can come help. Unfortunately Rob and I both have conflicts, so we won’t be there. Scout shirts are unnecessary for setup.
The ceremony will be on Monday at 2:00pm. The ceremony is a formal event. Please wear class A uniform, slide and neckerchief, with either scout pants or jeans. It looks like a hot day, but we can manage a little discomfort for an hour. We generally meet over at the corner of HWY 34 & D street and march in together with the legion. It seems like we may have stopped doing this in the last year or two, so I don’t know the exact plan. Those of you going tonight – could you please ask and find out?
After the ceremony we will help to take down the flags and put them away. You may want to toss in some shorts and a T-shirt for that. You don’t need to stay in uniform for cleanup.