On Monday, which was Veterans Day, we headed home after a flag retirement ceremony, which was open to the public. We had a good turnout and we retired 70 or more flags. It was very educational for the young spectators and the newer scouts. It is a true honor as a scout to take part in such events.
If anyone is interested in joining, we'd be glad to have him. We are located in Hurricane at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.
Scout Troop 36
Sad reflections on Pearl Harbor Day
When I read the article by Richard Saunders in the Gazette on Pearl Harbor Day of his memories of that fateful day, I remember my older brother rushing in the house saying that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. I was 16 at that time; little did I realize or could ever imagine that my dear brother, Frankie Perry, would be drafted and die on the battlefield of France in 1944 all because of that cowardly sneak attack. It saddens me to this day. I still miss him, and now it makes me angry to find out someone so heartless would steal the light fixtures from the Veterans Memorial where his name is engraved.