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SCOUT YOUTH HONOR FALLEN HEROES DURING FLAGS AT FORT SAM
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (May 24, 2019) – Nearly 1,000 local Scout boys and girls will spend Memorial Day Friday showing appreciation for men and women who served the nation by placing American flags at the headstones of fallen service members. Scouts, Young Marines, active, reserve and retired servicemen and women, VFW and American Legion members, corporate citizens like HEB and USAA, and anyone else wishing to pay their respects are invited to join the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council at this annualcommunity event. Mediais invited to see Scout boys and girls in action from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24th atFort Sam Houston National Cemetery located at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209.
“The Alamo Area Council is proud to see our youth do a ‘good turn’ and pay respects to the armed forces as part of our duty to the community,” said Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA). “Duty to God and Duty to Country play essential roles in the traditions of the Boy Scouts of America.”
“The term ‘good turn’ comes from the Scouts BSA slogan “Do a Good Turn Daily,” and means to do a special act of kindness, big or small towards an individual or the community,” said Angel Zuniga Martinez, PR Director for the local Boy Scouts of America.
Every year, Boy Scouts of America youth and volunteers across the country do service projects together as one way to keep their promise to help other people. While a Scout youth should do his or her best to help other people every day, a group service project like placing flags at Fort Sam Houston help youth learn to work together and do something that’s good for community.
The opening ceremony will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at the Assembly Area located on the east side of the cemetery near the administrative offices. Plan to arrive by 4 p.m. due to high attendance and heavy traffic.
For details or to register your participation, visit www.FlagsAtFortSam.orgor contact the Alamo Area Council staff advisor for Flags at Fort Sam by emailing FlagsatFortSam@AlamoAreaBSA.org.
About the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council
The Alamo Area Council, BSA headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 18,000 youth and 5,000 volunteer adults in South Texas. The Boy Scouts of America continue to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and sports fitness. The Alamo Area Council manages over 1,280 acres of outdoor adventure for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age at three premier camps – Bear Creek Scout Reservation, Mays Family Scout Ranch, and McGimsey Scout Park. Learn more at www.AlamoAreaBSA.org.