2019 Memorial Day Flag Placement


2019 Memorial Day Flag Placement
Date
Registration Begins
4/4/2019 5:00 PM
Last Day To Register
5/20/2019 11:55 PM
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The last date for registration has passed.

THOUGH REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED, YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VALUED AND IMPORTANT.

PLEASE CONTINUE WITH YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND AND IF AT ONE OF THE MAJOR CEMETERIES, PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE REGISTRATION AREA. IF AT A SMALLER CEMETERY, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO PCASHON@MTCBSA.ORG.  TRICIA WILL REACH BACK OUT TO YOU WEEK AFTER NEXT TO OBTAIN YOUR ATTENDANCE & PATCH INFORMATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

WEATHER ALERT:  It is a very different kind of H2O we are thinking about this year for flag placement. There will be no rain; but there will be high temperatures and muggy air. Will you please remind everyone to start hydrating NOW? Drinking water only the morning of will help a little; but nothing like starting a couple days ahead.

Again, please ask everyone in your unit who plans to attend to start drinking water NOW.

And remind them to bring the sunscreen on Saturday.

Thank you so much for your participation. Let’s stay healthy for the event.

 

2019 MTC-BSA MEMORIAL DAY FLAG PLACEMENT

Most Events Saturday, May 25, 2019, Unless Otherwise Stated

 

The Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America invites and encourages you to take part in a special day of flag placement honoring those who served in our nation’s armed services and are now laid to rest. Many of these heroes gave their lives for our freedom while in active duty. 

Please join us in placing flags on the graves of soldiers who so sacrificially served. Our veterans, both living and deceased, deserve our utmost respect and thanks for all they do, and have done to make this country what it is today. This is a great way to show that appreciation.

Bring your Scout in full uniform and allow him or her to be part of a now almost fifty-year tradition with MTC.

Pre-registration WILL CLOSE at 11:55 p.m. on Monday, May 20th, 2019, and CANNOT reopen afterwards. This is an extension of the original deadline of the 17th and is the absolute furthest out that we can stretch pre-registration.

To receive a patch, your unit must pre-register on this web-site NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MAY 20TH, 2019. 

PHOTO ALERT:  Television, recording and print media representatives may be on-site at any of the locations.  Please have uniforms looking their best! Also, please remember to remind everyone to be on their best, and most respectful, behavior. This is not an outside play activity.

Please pre-register with your UNIT and not individually.

Specific cemetery contact information can be found below. If your cemetery does not yet have a contact, the person will soon be added to this announcement.  So please check back if you need.

If the cemetery you choose to serve is not listed, please check with your District Executive to see if those nearer to you will be participating this year. You may also call Kenneth Ray or Tricia Cashon at (615) 383-9724 for more information.

Those serving at Nashville National, Stones River, Middle Tennessee Veterans, Flags of Remembrance, and Elmwood/Memorial must also check-in on-site at the cemetery with our MTC Cemetery Coordinator to verify your pre-registration patch count and receive your garden assignments.

Please do not randomly proceed to the gardens and begin flag placement without first checking in. Should you do so, you will be taking away the opportunity for the children who are preassigned the work area to place the flags. This is not the Scouting way.

 


Nashville National Cemetery     Arrival / Check-in                                        7:30 AM

1420 Gallatin Road South                   Opening Moment of Remembrance          8:00 AM

Madison, Tennessee 37115

BSA Cemetery Coordinator:              Tricia Cashon

                                                              (615) 383-9724 or (615) 521-4865

                                                              pcashon@mtcbsa.org

Please send only 1 Unit representative to check-in on-site at the Dining Fly at the foot of the garden where THE ROSTRUM is located to confirm your patch count and receive your specific garden assignment. The Rostrum is in the very back of the cemetery, at the top of the hill, and slightly to your left once you pass under the railroad bridge.

You and your unit are kindly asked to please remain at THE ROSTRUM for and during the Opening Ceremonies/Moment of Remembrance and not to proceed to the gardens until after the close of the ceremonies.  This is a wonderful opportunity for us to demonstrate to our children the importance of our participation in American traditions associated with giving respect to those who have served.  We have a very special program planned. Your support of this teaching opportunity is greatly appreciated.

Logistically, the garden work assignments are pre-assigned based upon pre-registration numbers. Please attempt to be as accurate as possible. Please do your very best, for example, not to pre-register 30 people when you are confident only 10 will be present. When you over reserve, you are taking away from other Scouts the fair distribution of the opportunity to place flags.

Those units who do not pre-register by Friday, May 17th, will need to send their representative to the ‘Not Pre-registered’ line for check-in, as opposed to their ‘district designated’ check-in line. Please be aware that the ‘Not Pre-registered’ line will be considerably slower-moving, will hold your group back in placing the flags, and may leave each child in your unit with a minimal number of flags to place.

Pre-registration with accurate numbers is highly recommended.

Please be considerate of all participants. When units randomly place flags without checking in and/or also not waiting for every unit to reach their ‘unit shared’ garden assigned area, they are taking away the opportunity for the assigned youth to participate in placing the flags. Doing so is not the Scouting way. Let’s be FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS, and KIND.

Please also be looking for a leader informational letter which will be sent to your e-mail address after you pre-register.

 

 


Stones River National Battlefield Cemetery                     Arrival/Check-in     9:30 AM

(Recommended Cub Scouts)                                                            Opening                10:00 AM

3501 Old Nashville Highway

Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

BSA Cemetery Coordinator:               Beth Hoover

                                                               (615) 391-5636

                                                               bethhooverbsa@gmail.com

Please first send 1 Unit representative to check-in/register on-site with the BSA Cemetery Coordinator to confirm patch count. They will be at the same table as a National Park Service employee who will assign you a section to decorate.

Participants will park near the visitor center and are encouraged to arrive by 9:30 AM. The cemetery encourages participants to carpool. Some participants may have to park along the tour road and walk to the cemetery. Parking in the cemetery will be reserved for participants with accessibility needs. Please display your placard so the ranger at the gate can see it as you approach. No drop-offs will be permitted at the national cemetery entrance.

Additional information forthcoming.


Flags of Remembrance – A Healing Field                 8:00 a.m. (Recommended Boy Scouts)

265 West Thompson Lane

Murfreesboro, TN  37129

 

Flag Retirement at the Church                                             7:00 p.m. on Saturday

 

 

BSA Registration Coordinator:           Wayne Moore

                                                               (615) 207-4948

committeechair@bsatroop197.com

                                                               

 

Flag Retirement Coordinator:             Norbert Braunwalder

(615) 653-2481

norbertbraunwalder@gmail.com

 

 

 

 


Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery/Pegram - 8:00 a.m.

7931 McCrory Lane

Nashville, Tennessee 37221

BSA Cemetery Coordinator:               Raymond Straughan

                                                               615-512-2155 

raymond_straughan@yahoo.com

                                                              

                                                                 

Please check-in/register on-site with BOTH our MTC-BSA Cemetery Coordinator to confirm patch count AND the cemetery volunteer coordinator or his representative to receive the flags. Their tables will be adjacent to one another.

 


Elmwood & Memorial Cemeteries - 7:00 a.m.

Please check in with the BSA Cemetery Coordinator on-site at each of the cemeteries to confirm patch count.

All Scouts begin at Elmwood for Opening Ceremonies presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Once the Opening Ceremony is concluded, the Cub Scouts will travel to Memorial Cemetery and the Boy Scouts will remain to work in Elmwood.

Elmwood Cemetery

1029 Richard Street

Springfield, Tennessee  37172

BSA Cemetery Coordinator:   ____________________

                                                              ____________________

                                                              ____________________

  

Memorial Cemetery

4005 Memorial Blvd.

Springfield, Tennessee  37172

BSA Cemetery Coordinator:   ____________________

                                                              ____________________

                                                              ____________________

 

Additional information forthcoming.

 


OTHER CEMETERY INFORMATION BY DISTRICT:

(Please check back regularly for updates)


 

Black Fox

BSA Cemetery Coordinator:                 Tom Kelly

Black Fox District Activities/Civic Service Chair

                                                                 931-224-5356

                                                                 jntkelly626@gmail.com

 

Additional information forthcoming.  

              


Cogioba  

    

Ft. Donelson National Cemetery - Time TBA

174 National Cemetery Drive

Dover, TN 37058   

BSA Cemetery Coordinator:    ____________________

                                                    ____________________

                                                    ____________________      

                                                           

Greenwood Cemetery - 7:30 a.m.                  

976 Greenwood Avenue

Clarksville, TN 37040

The entrance is just about at the confluence of Greenwood Ave, Edmondson Ferry Road, and Seven Mile Ferry Road

Opening Ceremony will start at 8:00 am.  Parking across the street in parking lot.  Please do not park on the grass in the cemetery.

BSA Cemetery Coordinator:    ____________________

                                                    ____________________

                                                    ____________________

 

Resthaven Cemetery - 7:00 a.m.

2930 Hwy 41A South (Madison Street)

Clarksville, Tennessee 37043

BSA Cemetery Coordinator:       Paul Bennett

931-801-8531

bennettpaul@bellsouth.net

 


David Crockett  

 

Please contact your local Veterans Office for flag placement information. The Lawrenceburg Veterans Office will have flag placement on Sunday the 26th meeting for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Lawrenceburg VFW and then to meet in two locations: Mimosa Cemetery and Lawrenceburg Cemetery at about 8:30 a.m. The local Lawrenceburg Veterans Office phone number is (931) 766-1583. 

 

 

Terry Earl

(931)-629-7915

terryearl@hotmail.com

 

 


Duck River

                                                    

Additional information forthcoming.


Elk River   

                                        

  BSA Cemetery Coordinator:  Elaine Posanka

                                                    (931) 409-0628

                                                    elaine.posanka@gmail.com

           

 


Highland Rim                                                

           Pleasant View UMC Cemetery            

         

Everest Cemetery (Pleasant View)     

         

Union Cemetery (Dickson)

 

Additional information forthcoming.

 

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Upper Cumberland                                       

 

Algood City Cemetery - Pack 170 is covering this year

 

Please contact your local Putnam County Veteran Service Officer, Mark Harris, for additional flag placement opportunities.  His telephone number is (931) 526-6230

 

 

 

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Walton Trail (Upper District - Lafayette Area)

Upper District Contact:    Amber Jetton

                                  (615) 388-9534

                                  a.jetton09@gmail.com

 

 

                   

 

 

Contact E-mail

 

Jet Potter Scout Service Center
3414 Hillsboro Pike * Nashville, TN 37215 * (P) 615-383-9724 * (F) 615-297-9916

 

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