Happy Memorial Day. Please take a moment and remember the true meaning of this holiday. Next time you are in Monument Square (Concord), please stop and look at the names on the plaques for the many wars that our nation has fought to defend our many freedoms. Remember, these were Concord citizens just like you and me and they made the ultimate sacrifice. There will be names here that are familiar like Emerson and others you may see on town roads (Dalton for example). My mother’s cousin, Robert Field is one of them. He was killed in action in Guam in 1944 and went to Concord High School where he played baseball and hockey, not unlike many of you. So remember that these names and their families.
This past week, thanks to Nick, Nolan, Ben, and Will, we delivered a bench to Great Meadows and we met with the family that sponsored the bench, Mrs. Spofford. This bench was named after her late husband and she along with her son, Mr. Greene and volunteers from the Fish and Wildlife were in attendance to help install the bench. This is our 4th troop bench and while it does not take a great deal of time to construct the bench, the family is very grateful for our scouts for this act of kindness. This is putting the scout law into action every day. Good work scouts!
The PLC met Monday night and made some decisions about the meetings, the fall schedule, and the Den Chiefs. We will post the 2019-2020 schedule soon.
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