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Memorial Day Flag Placement
May 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
2023 Memorial Day Flag Placement
May 27, 2023 – 9:00 am
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
5901 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
1. Meet at 8:30 am at the rotunda (The program will start at 9:00)
2. Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance – Troop 46
3. Recognition and remarks by community leaders in attendance
4. The meaning of Memorial Day & Benediction – Troop 757
5. Rifle Volley & Taps – Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard
6. Flag Placement
Instructions on how to place flags:
• Family and Friends of those interred will pick up their flags first
• Groups should start at the end of one row and complete that row before moving to next row
• Flags will be provided and located at stations throughout the cemetery
• Adults, please help distribute flags to each Scout in small quantities so that everyone has a chance to place flags
• One flag should be placed 12” in front and center of each marker
• Use a tool to make a hole for the flag stick. If you try to shove it in the ground it will break!
• Flags DO NOT Touch the ground
• Broken and leftover flags should be returned to the rotunda.
• Scouts must be in field uniforms
• All Scouts under 13 should be supervised by an adult
• Please remember this is sacred ground and should be respected at all times
• Please bring tools to aid in making a ¼” hold in the ground for the flag stick. (Example – A battery powered drill with a paddle bit or a large Philips Head Screwdriver with a rubber mallet hammer) per Guide to Safe Scouting
• This event will occur rain or shine so be prepared. If severe weather approaches adults are responsible for the safety of the Scouts in their care.
Any questions, please contact Hugh Nystrom at Hugh.Nystrom@gmail.com or call him at 865-308-3565