Cub Scouts and leaders from Zionsville Pack 105 braved rainy conditions on May 16 to honor military veterans in what has become an annual tradition each Memorial Day. Uniformed Scouts placed more than 500 miniature American flags on the grounds of Lincoln Cemetery in Whitestown to honor deceased veterans who served during wartime.
In addition, Scouts from Pack 105 donated a portion of this year’s popcorn sale proceeds to help United Services Organizations of Indiana to purchase a mobile trailer for use at USO-themed events. The new trailer was unveiled for the Scouts at the cemetery during the flag-placing event.
“Our annual flag placement effort is a great opportunity for the Scouts to show how much we appreciate our veterans, and especially to give something back to our sponsor, the Zionsville American Legion,” said Jeremy Morin, Cubmaster of Pack 105. “Even though we didn’t have the best weather to work in today, I’m proud we had more than a dozen Scouts come out to help.”
After placing the flags on gravesites, the Scouts were treated to lunch by the USO.
“We were thrilled that the Scouts came out today to plant flags. This really helps to make Memorial Day very special for our military families who will be visiting the cemetery in the coming days,” said Charles Ridings, USO Indiana Executive Director.