Veterans Day 2018 Observances
Reminder – Our two town parades (Nov and May), cemetery flag placement, and flag retirement, are mandatory events for all Troop 2 scouts.
For all events below scouts must attend in full uniform.
1. Monday Nov 5 - Weekly Meeting - we will be preparing for the parade.
a. Drum Corps practice at 7:00 PM
b. Meeting at 7:30 – Uniform review and inspection
c. Note - FIRST AID CLASS will be held at St Alberts Church at 7:30 PM – scouts in this class should report there, not to the clubhouse.
2. Saturday Nov 10 – Getting Drum Trailer and equipment ready for event.
3. Sunday Nov 11 – Morning - Veterans Day Parade
a. Meet at the East Weymouth Congregational Church by 9:30 AM
b. A scout will be reading a poem at the Korean War Memorial,
c. Set up for parade (flags, banners, drums) at 10:00
d. Parade begins at 10:15 AM, ends at Town Hall at 11:00.
Note: Scouts should plan to stay for observances at the amphitheater. We will be regrouping after the parade to walk back to the clubhouse for the afternoon activities, where we will have lunch and finalize plans for the flag retirement event.
4. Sunday Nov 11 - Afternoon – Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Emery Estate
a. Scouts gather at the clubhouse for pizza lunch at noon
b. Retirement ceremony begins at 2:00 PM, expected to complete at 3:30 PM
c. Parking on site (entry through Emery Lane off Commercial, opposite Legion Field) or park at Legion Field, Town Hall, or the WHC and walk up to the site.
The flag retirement event is town wide, and we will be joined by other Weymouth scouting troops and veterans organizations.
Please invite your friends, families and neighbors to this event.