Scouts place more than 1,000 flags on vets graves in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 May 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Michael Ryan, right, and Zack Baron work together this morning to put an American flag by the grave of a veteran buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Route 31 in Albion.

Scouts put more than 1,000 flags at the graves for veterans this morning, an annual service project for Boy and Girl Scouts in the Albion area. They have the flags out before Memorial Day.

Henry Symons, 8, and his sister Amelia, 4, look for veterans’ graves at Mount Albion Cemetery. Henry is in Pack 164.

Jessica Schleede and her mother Tina have been putting flags at veterans’ graves before Memorial Day for about 10 years. Jessica is a Girl Scout in Troop 82059.

Mike Beach and his son Oliver are pictured at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Oliver placed a flag at the grave for his great-grandfather, George Allard, who served in World War II. Oliver and his brother James Michael have put a flag at Allard’s grave the past six years.

Zack Baron carries an American flag while looking for veterans’ graves at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.