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Serving Those Who Served: Boy and Girl Scouts place flags on veterans’ graves

By Bob Price

On Saturday, May 27 the citizens of Rowan County came together to honor servicemen and women who have gone on before us. Volunteers included Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Cubs and Brownies. Additionally there were the adults who run these programs as well as parents with younger brothers and sisters of the scouts. However, the program wasn’t limited to scouts — there were also church groups and small family and neighborhood groups who wanted to be of service, to honor our veterans.

In less than one hour an estimated 10,000 small American Flags were placed at the headstones of veterans as they rest in the Salisbury National Cemetery on South Railroad Street and its Annex located off Brenner Avenue.

While the flags were being distributed members of Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342 in Salisbury were busy getting ready to provide their annual pancake and sausage breakfast for the volunteers. The Post 342 Corn Hole sets were a welcome diversion for many of the youth as they waited their turn to eat. When all was said and done, the post served approximately 375 breakfasts to anyone who volunteered at the cemeteries.

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