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Scouts place flags on veteran’s graves

By submitted, 06/7/24 9:01 AM

HOPE – Hope’s Scout Troop 5 placed American Flags on Veteran’s graves on Memorial Day at Rose Hill, Cave Hill and Memory Gardens Cemeteries.  The flags are purchased by the Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Hope.  There was a total of about 700 flags  placed.  Hope Scouts have been doing this annually for about 30 years.  Ed Flagg and Keenan Williams coordinate the  project.
A Troop 5 Color Guard under the direction of Eagle Scout Emma Wright presented the American and Arkansas Flags at a Memorial Service at the Old Hempstead County Courthouse. Scout Mary Martinez with the assistance of Scout Dakota Greer retired a worn American Flag as part of the activities. Mary is retiring numerous American Flags as her Eagle Scout Project. Other members of the Color Guard were Penelope Tucker, Lucas Matchett and Makenzi Golden.
Front Row, Left to Right: Scouts and guests placing the American Flags on graves were: Lucas Matchett, Penelope Tucker, Dakota Greer, Makenzi Golden, Emma Wright, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster; D’Aunna Golden, Senior Patrol Leader; Nathaniel Williams, Naomi Williams, Esther Williams and Mary Martinez who is not pictured. Back Row, Left to Right: Adult Leaders and guests were Scott McCorkle, Dustin McCorkle, Andrew Golden, Brian Matchett, Coy Tucker, Chris Golden, Robert Wright, Keenan Williams, Joshua Williams, Ed Flagg and Jim Rhodes. Karen Smith and Dr. Lester Sitzes, Scoutmasters. Betty Wright, Donnie Golden and David Baker are not pictured.