Flags for Vets

- Posted on May 30, 2012 - 02:46 PM

Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts spent Saturday morning paying tribute to the fallen, decorating every identifiable veteran’s grave in Gloucester County and surrounding communities. The group assembled at the Gloucester Moose Lodge, holding a brief ceremony before heading out to the various cemeteries. At right, bugler Justin Whitt of Boy Scout Troop 113 performed "Taps" as the flag was lowered. Guest speaker Tom Randall, who retired in 1996 after a combined 20 years of service in the Army and Navy, thanked the Scouts for honoring and remembering the men and women who served in the Armed Forces. In photo at left, Beau Prados of Cub Scout Pack 175 plants a flag at the grave of James Franklin Davenport, a World War II veteran who was laid to rest at Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester. Photo by Charlie Koenig