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Kennesaw Flag Procession on September 10, 2016

posted Aug 16, 2016, 4:24 AM by Scott Lovell
As I announced at the Troop Meeting on Monday, the Troop will be participating in a special service project on September 10, 2016, helping to memorialize those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.  This year is the 15th anniversary and this special memorial only happens every 5 years, so many of us have not heard of it before.

Please sign up on the Troop's Trip Reservations page so we can get a headcount and register our unit for this event.  NOTE: Unlike other events of this type, which are only for scouts, anyone (parents, grandparents, friends, siblings, etc.) can register to carry a flag with our unit.  Please list the names of everyone your family is bringing with you to the event so our headcount is accurate. It will be a real mix of folks from across our community carrying the flags, but with a strong contingent of Boy Scouts!

As with the Marietta Cemetery Flag placement on Memorial Day weekend, we will not meet first at Holy Family Catholic Church, but will instead travel separately to the gathering point described in the following paragraph.

On Saturday, September 10th at 10 A.M. the Marietta Kiwanis Club will observe and commemorate the 15th year since the attacks on our country on September 11th, 2001. Units are to arrive in full field uniform ("Class A") and gather at 9:30 A.M. for the Flag Processional, starting from the Grace Community Church, 770 Kennesaw Ave NW, Marietta GA 30060. The processional begins at 10 A.M. and we anticipate you will be able to leave around 11 A.M.

As a part of the processional, three thousand flags will be carried along a march of one mile to Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield where we will install the flags to memorialize the lives that were lost on that tragic day. Note that these flags are larger and heavier than the flags placed on Memorial day, however, and the procession is a mile long, so younger cub scouts and elders may need help. 

You do not have to buy a flag to carry and participate. However, if you wish to purchase a flag ($25), click on the "Purchase a Flag" link on the event website:

Yours in Scouting,
Hilary Thornton
Assistant Cubmaster, Pack 744
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 433
Unit Commissioner -- Pack 815, Pack 797, Troop 797
Cell # 267-414-9356

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