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Scouts get National Cemetery ready for Memorial Day


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts woke up bright and early this weekend to decorate over five thousand head stones to get them ready for Memorial Day. One American flag was planted on each soldier’s gravesite at Wilmington National Cemetery on Market Street.

The scouts worked together and had the entire cemetery covered in flags in a little more than one hour Saturday morning. The flags will be present through Memorial Day as families visit to pay tribute to their loved ones.

“We’re giving them an opportunity to serve those who sacrificed and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said James Fredley, cubmaster for pack 225.

“We are honoring the soldiers who fought for our country, fought for freedom,” said scout Ramon Serrano. “We probably wouldn’t be standing on this grass right now if it wasn’t for them.”

The public is invited to attend a ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery Monday morning at 11. The names of more than 500 veterans will be read who have died since last Memorial Day.

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Awesome job

Awesome job guys!Awesome!
Made us all proud!
Cubmaster Pack 212

Thank You

Thank You to our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country. Thank You to our scouts who are making an effort to learn about our heritage. Thank You to our Scout Leaders for showing these fine young people the way.

God Bless America and guide us on our Journey.

Thank You

Being a Scout myself growing up and now a Vet from 5 different conflicts all in the name of Duty. Thank You GENTS!!