The veterans shared many valuable lessons about our great country's history. The guests explained to the scouts that the United States flag is much more than a red, white and blue cloth. The flag is the symbol of America, and it stands for the past, present and future of our country. The scouts were taught to respect the flag and the ideas that it represents by handling and displaying it correctly.
The ceterans taught the scouts how to properly perform Color Guard Duty; how to properly raise, lower and fold the American flag, as well as, other flag etiquette. One of the most meaningful lessons learned was to appreciate the freedoms that America has been blessed with and to remember that our freedoms have come at a high price. Throughout our nation's history, hundreds of thousands of Americans have paid, and are still paying, the price by serving our country and sacrificing their lives to defend the constitution and the principles that it embraces.
Troop 28 would like to thank veterans of Foreign Wars from Madison and American Legion Post 103 of Chapmanville, as well as, all of the United States Armed Forces and Veterans for their service and sacrifice for our freedoms.
For 100 years, the scouting purpose has been to prepare young people for a lifetime of leadership. The nation will never outgrow the need for thoughtful, responsible leadership. The values and lessons of scouting will never go out of style. The scouting experience is learning valuable skills and achieving meaningful goals.
The Boy Scouts of America are proactive with the initiative to build confidence and character. The essence of Scouting has been and is family; generations joining together to build healthy relationships, in order to strengthen and support communities. For more information contact Scoutmaster Mike Bledsoe at 304-855-6922.