Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Dignified End

Last night our Boy Scout troop participated in our American Legion's annual Flag Retirement ceremony. This year the ceremony was preceded by the dedication of a new fire pit, built by 2 of our Scouts for their Eagle projects. One Scout built the pit (he was awarded his Eagle Scout badge in February) and the other Scout built the patio surrounding the pit (his Board of Review is next week).

JJ got to participate in the presentation of the flags, even though he technically is no longer a Boy Scout, having turned 18 last week:

Unfortunately, the cermeony had to be indoors, as the heavens opened right as everything was being set up outside. Thankfully, the rain stopped in time for us all to go outside for the retirement.
The troop waits with their flags for disposal ( Nicky is at the back).
Bryan, the potential Eagle Scout who built the patio, helps lay a flag on the grate for retirement.

The camera darkened a bit for this, but here is the fitting end to a good and loyal life.

Our troop and the general public pays their respects.

It's always an honor to participate in this ceremony. God Bless America.


  1. Thanks for sharing this with us! One of the boys in our troop made Eagle Scout last week. David is on his way - just made First Class! :o)

  2. You left a comment on my blog about David's Boy Scout quilt - but I don't have your email address, so thought I'd leave another comment. The quilt was a kit, but the fabric is *Boy Scout Fabric* by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. I got the kit from Fat Quarter Shop, online. I still have some scraps, if you can't find it anywhere else :o)

  3. Patty~ First thanks for your nice comment. What a nice thing for all to be a part of. Right now anything with a flag or patriotic theme just brings tears to my eyes as I wait for Mattie's deployment.