VFW, Legion appreciate help from Scouts, Brownies in placing flags at vets’ graves

Posted 18 May 2023 at 12:18 pm


On Saturday, May 6th, more than two dozen Scouts, their leaders and parents from Troop and Pack 164 along with Girl Scouts and Brownies from 82261 and 82007 continued a tradition of placing US flags on veterans’ graves.

They honored more than 2,000 veterans at both Mount Albion and new Saint Joseph’s cemeteries within 3 hours! American Legion Sheret Post 35 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Strickland Post 4635 are grateful for their time and support as we could not do it without them.

This effort would also not be possible without adequate funding.

The VFW and American Legion together spend approximately $3,000 each year purchasing flags for distribution at central Orleans County cemeteries. This does not include the markers denoting which war or conflict a veteran participated in.

We are thankful to the Towns of Albion, Barre, Carlton and Village of Albion for their financial support in 2022-23. As well, to the volunteers like the Scouts and the public for their donations.

If you are a veteran, I encourage you to get involved now with a VFW, American Legion or other similarly purposed organization. Please help us to continue the traditions of honoring our veterans and their sacrifices.


Matt Passarell

VFW Post 4635