Boy Scouts, 4-H Honor Veterans at Riverside Cemetery in Brawley

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M&M 4-H leader Betty Trimm leads her group in honoring veterans at Riverside Cemetery
M&M 4-H leader Betty Trimm leads her group in honoring veterans at Riverside Cemetery

 

BRAWLEY – Local clubs of Boy Scouts and 4-H members gathered at the Riverview Cemetery in Brawley on Saturday morning, May 24, to honor fallen veterans in time for Memorial Day.

 

The younger children were taught by their elders how to find graves of veterans and place the American flag on their graves. Each organization was given a map of the cemetery, with veterans graves marked for their club’s responsible section.

 

Groups consisting of no more than five, scattered to various parts of the cemetery, one holding the map, another carrying the flags, as they slowly moved from gravesite to gravesite, reading each name.

 

In the middle of the cemetery stood William Trenwith, alongside a car trunk filled with flags and refreshments for the participants during the early Saturday hours.

 

Trenwith said, “aside from our veterans, the recognition goes to the children. They’re the ones putting these flags up.”