May 19, 2020, by Victor Rivera
The Boy Scouts of America and U.S. Department of Veterans affairs announce special tribute and salute for 2020 Memorial Day
May 20, 2020
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May 19, 2020
The Boy Scouts of America and the National Cemetery Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, announce a special tribute and salute for this year’s Memorial Day. There are more than 3.7 million veterans interred in over 140 national cemeteries and the Veterans Legacy Memorial houses a digital profile for each. This year’s special effort in the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 atmosphere will take place through this digital memorial.
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“Our Scouts learn the importance of duty to country and of honoring the people who served it through the values outlined in the Scout Oath and Law,” said Boy Scouts of America CEO Roger Mosby, a U.S. Navy veteran. “It is our privilege to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to show our gratitude to fallen service members who otherwise may not receive the attention they deserve during this trying time for our country.”
Scouts will also participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day by saluting the American flag at their home in full Scouting uniform and saying the name of a fallen service member as they would if placing a flag at a grave. At 3:01 p.m., Scouting buglers and horn players nationwide will then perform “Taps,” the melody traditionally played at U.S. military funerals. Leading up to Memorial Day, Scouts may also place flags at headstones, as individuals or with members of their family, where regulations allow.
“This collaboration between the Boy Scouts of America and the National Cemetery Administration represents a significant effort to honor and express gratitude to our nation’s Veterans on this Memorial Day and every day,” said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves.
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