Boy Scouts to place 100,000 flags to honor Middle TN veterans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Thousands of volunteers will join the Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts this Saturday to honor Middle Tennessee veterans ahead of Memorial Day.

More than 1,500 volunteers are expected at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison to plant up to 37,000 US flags on the graves of those who gave their lives for the country. The Boy Scouts of America event is a way for Tennesseers to show their appreciation for those who died.

“This is an honored event and one that we at Middle Tennessee Council are proud to help in any way,” said Scout leader Larry Brown. “It is a way for our Boy Scouts to show their appreciation for these heroes who gave their lives for our freedom on active duty and those who have served our country so well.”

A total of 100,000 flags will be raised at three grave sites to commemorate veterans in Middle Tennessee. Scouts will plant U.S. flags at Stones River National Battlefield Cemetry in Murfreesboro and at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetry in West Nashville. All events begin at 8 a.m

Larry Brown says in addition to the three main cemeteries, Scouts and family members will also visit over 30 smaller cemeteries to place flags on graves as well.

https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/boy-scouts-to-place-100000-flags-to-honor-veterans-in-middle-tennessee/ Boy Scouts to place 100,000 flags to honor Middle TN veterans

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