Local Boy And Girl Scouts Honored Veterans This Weekend

By: Sarah Giglio

Local Boy and Girl Scouts honored veterans this weekend The Chenango Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and members of the Norwich American Legion. The Boy and Girl Scouts participated in a flag placing project Friday, as a way to honor veterans and serve their community. (Photo by Sarah Giglio)

NORWICH — Over the weekend, the Chenango Boy and Girl Scouts attended Mount Hope and Saint Pauls cemeteries to place flags on the graves of veterans.

This marks the third year the Chenango troops have participated in this project, according to Scoutmaster Rick Lindner. He said the troops volunteer as a way to improve and support their community.

"We are really trying to branch out, we want to work with local organizations and volunteer our services," said Lindner. "We've got a lot of young healthy men that want to be part of this community, so that's the overall goal is to be a part of this community, help make it better."

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Lindner also stated that while they currently only place flags at these two cemeteries, they hope to do the same in the future at the other cemeteries in the area.

"The goal I think in the long term would be getting some of these smaller cemeteries as well. A vet's a vet, and they should all be honored in some way," said Lindner.

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