Friday, May 27, 2011

Young Marines Prepare Idaho Grave Sites for Memorial Day

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Once again, the Treasure Valley Young Marines, a group aimed at keeping kids healthy and drug free, will be planting hundreds of American flags on grave sites at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery on Saturday. The exercise is in preparation for Monday morning's Memorial Day services at the cemetery.

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
  • Idaho State Veterans Cemetery

The Young Marines were founded more than a half-century ago and the group is a part of the U.S. Marine Corps' "drug demand reduction" program for youth, which works with children from the ages of 8 years old through high school. The young men and women will also assist elderly veterans throughout Monday's Memorial Day ceremonies.

In this week's BW, we visit the cemetery, which unfortunately has seen some rather disrespectful behavior of late. We also visit with the man in charge of running the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise.

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