Decorating the graves of military veterans

A local story, for everyone everywhere. (We could not attend the ceremony at White Rose today, unfortunately.)

For more than two decades, a local Boy Scout troop has dedicated countless hours decorating the graves of military veterans at two community cemeteries in honor of Memorial Day.

Bartlesville Boy Scout Troop 6 placed hundreds of American flags at the White Rose Cemetery and Memorial Park Cemetery earlier this week as a tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed for the country’s freedom.

“The Scouts look forward to this project every year,” said Charles Lewis, Troop 6 scoutmaster. “In a way, it feels like we know the veterans themselves when we read the grave markings.” …

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise