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Dear Editor:
The Avenue of Flags was started at the Grant Cemetery in 1984. Elmer and I took the flags from the Legion home to the cemetery on Memorial Day morning for many years. Then the Boy Scouts took over the project taking flags out to the cemetery and taking them down and back to the Legion home to fold with the help of volunteers. We couldn’t be more grateful to the Scouts for their help and all the special things they do.
I was delighted to learn that Christian and Chase Miyamoto have chosen as their Eagle Scout project to replace hardware, ropes and paint the poles. That is a big project and a worthy cause.
It is certainly a heart throb to see all those flags on Memorial Day representing many veterans who gave their lives and service to their country and many now serving the greatest country of the U.S. of America in the whole world that was so honorably proved in the past few weeks.
Let us never forget to honor that flag, stand up, be proud to be an American and thanks to the Scouts for all the honorable projects they do.
With much appreciation and honor to the Miyamoto boys and all the other Scouts and leaders.
Gerry Pankonin,
Chairman of Avenue of Flags