Boy Scout Troop 82 celebrates Memorial Day

Leading up to this past Memorial Day weekend, Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 82 joined a local veterans group at St. Thomas Cemetery in placing fresh American flags on the graves of those who had service in the armed forces.

“The purpose of Memorial Day is not to have picnics, miss a day from school and watch a parade,” said Scoutmaster Bryan LeClerc. “It is to honor those men and women who gave their lives for our country while serving in the military. We owe these heroes our respect and honor. Thanks to them, we live in freedom today.”

In addition to flag placement, Troop 82 had the honor of being the Scout representatives at Saturday mornings Sea Ceremony at the South Benson Marian. The event began with the Troop performing the Flag Raising Ceremony at the entrance to the marina complex on Turney Road. Following the Flag Ceremony, the troop joined the dock side Sea Memorial hosted by Port Five Naval Veterans.

Unfortunately, due to the threat of rain, the town’s annual Memorial Day parade was cancelled. The Scouts of Troop 82 had anticipated leading the parade with their color guard.

Troop 82 has been an active Boy Scout Troop since the 1920’s at The First Church Congregational in Fairfield, Connecticut, where it meets every Thursday evening. Troop 82 believes in learning while having fun. Scouts learn to be better American citizens, to develop the mental and physical skills needed for growth, and to follow a set of Scouting principles which build character and nurture personal values.

For more information, contact Troop 82 PR representative Mike Allen at [email protected] or 203-515-1267.

Boy Scout Troop 82 members Daniel Vehey and Adam Jehle.

Boy Scout Troop 82 members Daniel Vehey and Adam Jehle.

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