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Scouts make sure vets’ graves have flags for Memorial Day

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Donovan Braley, 7, a Wolf in Cub Scout Pack 164 in Albion puts an American flag on a veteran’s grave in Mount Albion Cemetery this morning.

Donovan and about 25 Scouts put hundreds of flags on graves for veterans, an annual tradition for Scouts before Memorial Day. They also placed flags for veterans at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Zack Baron, 7, carries flags and looks for veterans’ graves in the historic cemetery along Route 31.

Girl Scouts also helped place flags at the graves. Isabel Penafiel is a member of Troop 82252. She is pictured in the Civil War section of Mount Albion.

Civil War veterans have flags by their graves in Mount Albion.

The Scouts and their leaders are pictured by the Ingersoll Fountain in front of the chapel in Mount Albion.