Cub Scouts Pack 3764 hosted a flag retirement ceremony recently for the city of LaGrange. Accompanied by Howe Pack 3911, the Cub Scouts braved the cold and held the ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7, at LaGrange American Legion Post 215. Cub Scouts folded and helped honor flags that had been provided by the local community and the American Legion. American Legion Post 215 Color Guard members were also present.
Larry Schlabach, commander of the color guard, opened the ceremony and then Matthew Keller, Cubmaster of Pack 3764, lead the Cub Scouts in honoring the flags. An invocation was led by Christopher Snider, Pokagon District executive of the Boy Scouts of America. The flags were saluted as Hank Gore played Taps, and then properly burned as they were in such condition that they were no longer a “fitting emblem of display.”
The ceremony was dedicated to those who loved the flag, and died on December 7, 1941 when this nation’s Pacific Naval fleet was attacked while docked at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.