The Boy Scouts Of America’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony And Service Project

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Over 1,500 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Scout leaders and parents will gather at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Saturday to place U.S. Flags on each grave.  Ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. at the Armed Forces Pavilion. The Choo Choo Chorus will open with the National Anthem.  The guest speaker is Lt. Col. Gary Hart, U.S. Air Force, retired.    

The ceremony will conclude with a 21-gun salute from the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council Honor Guard.

  There will also be a display by the Command Post Museum.  Following the ceremony, Scouts will break into groups and place U.S. Flags on over 50,000 veterans’ graves. 

Scouts from Chattanooga and surrounding areas have participated in this annual Good Turn for America service project for over 20 years.  Many Scouts and leaders take pride in placing a flag on the grave of a family member interned in the cemetery.

The Krystal Company is the title sponsor for this year’s Service Project. “Krystal is proud to participate in such a long standing community event,” said Krystal Chief Executive Officer Doug Pendergast. “Many of our Krystal guests and employees have served or are currently serving our country. To be given the opportunity to support scouts as they honor fallen veterans is a privilege.” 

The Krystal Company will be bringing in their “Krystal Cruiser” to serve everyone warm, hot off the grill, New Cracked Egg Sunrisers. Coffee & hot chocolate will be provided as well.  Krystal has also donated $2,500 to the Cherokee Area Boy Scouts of America to support the annual ceremony.

This event is sponsored by The Krystal Company, Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place, Key Bonding Company, Dignity, Tennessee Valley Ice, Truck ‘N Trailer, Coca Cola Bottling Co. and Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

For more information about this event, contact Natalie McMasters, Program Director for the Boy Scouts at (423) 619-5966 or natalie.mcmasters@scouting.org.


All Summer Driver's Ed Classes Full And Closed

Effective immediately, all Drivers Education classes for the Summer 2015 term are completely full and closed. No more applications will be accepted for any Summer classes. The class schedule for the Fall 2015 term will be announced at a later date. Please call the Drivers Education information line at  423-643-7011  for more information.  (click for more)

PHOTOS: Orange Grove's Lunch For Champions

State Attorney General Says City Council Cannot Make Taxis Not Registered In Hamilton County Go Through Emissions Testing

The state attorney general's office has ruled that the City Council cannot require that taxis not registered in Hamilton County go through emissions testing. The city is dealing with the new Uber taxi service that has an out-of-town owner. Locally-owned cabs have to go through the annual emissions testing. The opinion says that local taxi owners cannot get around the emissions ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Area Bracing For Possibility Of Isolated Severe Storms, Tornadoes Not Ruled Out

The National Weather Service is feeling uncertain about today's weather pattern and has not ruled out the possibility of isolated, severe thunderstorms or an isolated tornado in our area. The greatest threat seems to be between 4 and 7 p.m. this evening. Below is the latest update: HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 127 PM EDT SAT ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Would Mr. Summers’ Clients…

It was a beautiful day at Orange Grove Friday as the nationally-famed center, which cares for over 1,000 intellectually disabled children of all ages, celebrated its annual “Lunch of Champions” with a packed house in the Bucky Williams Gymnasium. Jerry Summers, who insiders know has done more for Orange Grove than any other man alive, not only emceed the event as he does every year, ... (click for more)