Scouts, Young Marines to honor military heroes for Memorial Day

Staff Writer

Monday, our country remembers our military servicemen and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. It’s Memorial Day, and a couple of Big Spring youth organizations are pitching in to help make it a solemn occasion. The Buffalo Trail Council Boy Scouts of America and the Crossroads Young Marines have some busy days planned to assist in honoring veterans, both living and dead.
Both groups will be working Saturday to place flags on the graves of deceased veterans; the Boy Scouts will be at Trinity Memorial Park, while the Young Marines will cover Mount Olive Cemetery.
On Monday, both groups will again be active, participating in Memorial Day ceremonies. The Young Marines will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at Mount Olive Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and then participate in the 11 a.m. luncheon, pinning of veterans, and cake-cutting ceremony at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez State Veterans Home. The Boy Scouts will at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Trinity Memorial Park. This will begin at 2 p.m.