Local Boy Scouts Place 55,000 Flags To Honor Veterans

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Over 300 local Boy Scouts, leaders, and parents partnered with the Chattanooga National Cemetery to place American flags decorating nearly 60,000 graves to honor fallen heroes.

“Memorial Day is a sacred day where we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom,” VA Secretary Denis McDonough said. “We can never forget these heroes nor the families who continue to grieve the loss of their mother, father, son, daughter, sister or brother who stood in the gap for each of us to maintain the very democracy we are able to treasure every day.”

Local Scouts were thrilled to honor Medal of Honor recipient, Desmond Doss, on this year’s patch honoring the occasion. These commemorative patches were graciously provided by event partner Elks Lodge 91 of Chattanooga.

“It was great to be back serving local heroes once again this year,” said Greg Lee, volunteer vice president of Program for the Cherokee Area Council. 

Jared Pickens, Scout executive/CEO of the Cherokee Area Council said of the event, “It is truly incredible to see this service provided to our community by these young people. This is a fantastic learning experience for our Scouts – to respect the service of those laid to rest in this sacred
place.”

Scouts also provided similar service last weekend at the Festival of Flags in Ringgold and this weekend in Cleveland and several area cemeteries.


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Happenings

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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Chickamauga Chapter members gathered Wednesday evening, June 29 at the Heritage Landing Clubhouse for a watch party and dinner celebrating the opening of DAR’s 131st National Continental Congress meeting in Washington, D.C. Four Chapter members are in Washington for the week-long Congress. "Over the past three years, ... (click for more)

THP Announces 4th Of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy

“The Tennessee Highway Patrol is committed to ensuring safety on our roadways this Fourth of July weekend,” said Colonel Matt Perry. “Troopers will be working diligently to curb distracted driving, enforce speed limits, make sure everyone is buckled up, and stop impaired drivers. I want everyone to have a fun weekend of celebration and to be safe about it. Please do your part by ... (click for more)

Breaking News

EPA Awarding Brownfield Grant At Site Of Planned Lookouts Stadium

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe on Wednesday is set to present the city of Chattanooga with Brownfield program cleanup and assessment grants at the site of a planned new $79.5 million stadium to be used by the Lookouts. The press conference will be at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland site. The grant is "to help spur economic revitalization ... (click for more)

$79.5 Million Stadium Touted As Catalyst For Major Project At Long-Blighted Wheland/U.S. Pipe Site; Lookouts To Pay $1 Million Annually To Lease "Community" Stadium

More than 100 acres of the long-neglected U.S. Pipe and Wheland Foundry sites "will begin transforming into a world-class live-work-play district that will generate more than $40 million for schools," Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly announced at a press conference at the site on Thursday. Flanked by nationally renowned master developer Jim ... (click for more)

Opinion

New Stadium Does Not Pass The Smell Test - And Response

I can't find any logical reasons that the new Lookout stadium is being placed where it is other than to think it's a combination of favoritism and eliminating an eyesore. All statistics point to an illogical decision coupled with questionable tax breaks/support. Lookouts average attendance in 2018 (all that I could quickly find) was 3,206 per game and ranked 74th among ... (click for more)

School Achievement Tied To Funding?

My career was in the public schools of several states. I never drew the connection to funding for schools and achievement until later. This is what I have found. The states of the deep south are run by Republicans. In all of them, educational achievement is poor. Is there a connection between funding for schools and achievement? The answer to that should be a resounding "yes." ... (click for more)