What did you and your ship do this Memorial Day?
Many Sea Scouters across the nation, spent their day honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Different ships spent their day in unique ways to honor the soldiers that kept our country safe.
Sea Scout Ship 7907 assisted their charter organization, VFW Post 7907, with ceremonies including laying wreaths and flowers, and placing flags and decorated graves of military veterans with flags and flowers including the grave marker for the namesake of their charter organization – Lt. Fred Kent, who was lost at sea in WWII.
Sea Scout Ship 2015, out of Stokie, Illinois, marched in a parade with two of their sailboats. They were able to honor the fallen by paying their respects in the parade as well as meeting veterans along the way.
At Holly Hills Cemetery in Middle River, Maryland, Sea Scout Ship 361 helped out at the Memorial Day service. The picture above shows one of their Sea Scouts ringing the bell for every new name added to the memorial monument.
At the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas members of Sea Scout Ship 1659, SSS Minnow, helped to pass out programs, handing attendees water and also carried the flag of the American Paralyzed Veterans during the parade. They also stood watch at the wreath of the American Paralyzed Veterans.
At the Ancient Mariner’s Regatta in California, there was a parade of the 400 Sea Scout attendees in honor of Memorial Day. There was also a brief memorial to honor the fallen.
In the week after Memorial Day, there were images of Sea Scouts from all over the country honoring all who have served. Thank you to all of the scouts that worked to honor our fallen soldiers, veterans and their families.
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