Girl Scouts Replace Stolen Flags for Veterans Cemetery
May 26th, 2015 • iizthatiiz
When the young ladies of Girl Scout Troop 1124 discovered that U.S. flags meant for the graves of veterans had been stolen, they jumped to action.
For Memorial Day each year, an Inland Empire Veterans of Foreign Wars post adorns veterans’ graves at Elsinore Valley Cemetery with crosses accompanied by small American flags. They work with some other entities and the help of Boy and Girl Scouts.
But the roughly 650 flags were missing from a storage shed Saturday morning, and suspected stolen — on the day when they were supposed to be laid out.
Troop 1124 was at the cemetery at 8 a.m. to help with the project, just like they’d done for the last six years. (NBC-LA)
Using proceeds from cookie sales, the girls of Troop 1124 quickly decided to purchase and replace the hundreds of flags needed to commemorate the graves of veterans in time for the Memorial Day ceremonies.