Memorial Day Recap 

Memorial day activities started at 8:30 with a ceremony at St. Stephen’s Cemetery and Mausoleum to honor those who died in the line of duty for our country. Jason L. played taps while Ben S. and Andrew W. were the flag bearers, and Katie S. sang the Star-Spangled Banner.  There was a speech by Commander Brown of the American Legion as well as a gun salute from the Millburn Police Department Honor Guard. 

After this ceremony, we went to Saint Rose of Lima to repeat the ceremony at the graveyard there. Jason L. played taps again while Lukas P. and Vincent W. were the flag bearers. Once both ceremonies were completed we walked to the high school to get ready to march in the parade.  

We had a good turnout of Scouts for the parade and Leonard Y. and Jose L. led the way as the flag bearers. After the Parade, we all congregated at Taylor Park for the town’s memorial day ceremony. Mayor Miggins spoke at the ceremony and there was a really great showing from the town as a lot of people came. Overall everyone had a good time even though it was very hot.  

 

—Dominic V., Scout Lead

 


About Troop 17

 

Troop 17 YouTube Channel

 

 

 

Want to join? Have questions? Contact troop17shorthills@gmail.com.

 

Event/Trip Registration

 

  

  

 
 

Register Now: July 4th Flag Raising Ceremony

 

 
When:    Monday, July 4th, 8:45am
Where:  Taylor Park
Registration Close:  June 30th 

 

 

Questions: Email Scoutmaster Radics, radics.scouts@gmail.com