Ashes to Graves

Last month, Scouts from Troop 57, Neffs, Pa., participated in an Ashes to Graves ceremony, perhaps the first ever involving Boy Scouts. In Ashes to Graves, the ashes of properly retired American flags are taken to and spread over the graves of war veterans.

While many Scouts already pair up with veterans for flag retirement ceremonies, Boy Scout National Headquarters knew of no other troop participating in Ashes to Graves.

Click here to read more about Troop 57’s experience.

5 Responses to “Ashes to Graves”

  1. pack17dude
    July 6, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    I never knew about ashes to graves

  2. Delta
    July 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    I would do it if given the chance

  3. Astronomer
    July 7, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    I never knew that.

  4. jcracer
    July 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    yeah i never did ether and yeah i would do it if i had the chance too! and to all the war veterans i salute you

  5. veteran
    July 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    What a fitting tribute to our fallen hero’s!

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