Memorial Day


During our Blue & Gold this year, I had the boys write letters on BSA letterhead that I downloaded from scouting.org to the military.  One of my High School friends, who is an Eagle and serves in the Air Force as a pilot was recently deployed overseas.  I had asked him if we could write him and others.  He replied that would be great, but not to send certain items. Posters and letters were the best since they could be shared with everyone.

I made it a point during the Blue & Gold, to explain who we were writing to and why.  I explained how I knew Jesse and how our common friend affected us. He is one reason I became a Cubmaster.

It took awhile, but it finally made it to the final where he was on the other side of the world.

Jesse is just recently back from deployment safe and sound.  Before he left he sent a few photos of him holding the poster with a note of thanks.  I was very happy to see it and him.  (he is second from left.)

Today, I got home and found a large package in the mail.  It was from Jesse while he was stationed overseas.

It contained an American Flag and this:

Needless to say, I was speechless but very happy!  A letter that came with it expressed his gratitude to what they boys had done.  Jesse said to fly it on national holidays and at Scout events.

Our last pack meeting for the year is June 14th.  This flag will be taking the place of our current one and will be with the Pack 221 for many many years.  The old flag will be retired at some point next year.

So, on this Memorial Day weekend, say thank you to those who have served and who have given their life for us.  Memorial Day is not a weekend for buying TVs, Cars or having sales, it’s a day to remember.

Thank you Dewey.

About Adam R. Cox

Current Skyloo District Commissioner Current Skyloo District & Council Trainer Current Council Member at Large (Cascade Pacific Council) Former Tiger DL & CM of P221 in Pioneer District Former Skyloo District CS Roundtable Commissioner. Former Ast Council Commissioner for Commissioner Tools and Communication Former Pioneer District Training Chair WE1-492-09 Beaver W1-492-11 Bobwhite TG ASM Logistic W1-492-17-2
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3 Responses to Memorial Day

  1. scouteradam says:

    Reblogged this on Scouteradam's Blog and commented:

    Thank you to all who have and are serving and those who are still on patrol.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Adam! How exciting to show Finn the end of the journey for his letter and the poster he signed. And how appropriate that your new flag will be introduced into the Pack on Flag Day. :)Laurie & Finn Schmelzer

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  3. Scouter Doug says:

    Adam – I love keeping up with your Pack through the blog. You do a great job of bringing it all home and keeping things fun at the same time. Keep up on the great job as Cubmaster.

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