Scouts set 2,000 flags on veterans’ graves in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 May 2021 at 9:07 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Owen Monaghan, a Webelos Scout in Albion, sets a flag on a veteran’s grave at Mount Albion cemetery this morning.

A group of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts worked together setting about 2,000 flags on veterans’ graves at Mount Albion and also St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

The American Legion provided the flags and the scouts put them on the graves in what is usually an annual tradition just before Memorial Day. However, the Scouts weren’t able to do it last year due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19.

JaiLi McPhatter, 9, was art of the scouting team this morning that set the flags at markers by the veterans’ graves.

These scouts include, from left: twin brothers Stryker and Colson Braley, and Jax Gotte.

Jeff Braley is the den leader for the group of scouts in the third and fourth grade. He said the group welcomes more members. There will be a signup in the fall. For more information about joining, contact Ben Metcalf, the cubmaster, at (585) 489-2969.

These flags were temporarily set on the grave of a Civil War soldier.