Honoring Veterans – Squantum Girl Scouts (Brownies and Juniors) decorated the front of Squantum Elementary School Thursday afternoon with 400 American flags in honor of veterans in the community. The Girl Scouts collected donations to purchase the flags with support from Squantum neighbors. The flags thank veterans in the community for their service to this country. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth
Twenty-one Squantum Girl Scouts (11 Juniors in Troop 68301 and 10 Brownies in Troop 66025) gather before placing 400 flags in front of the Squantum Elementary School Thursday afternoon. The service project culminates a learning exercise that taught the Girl Scouts about the origin and importance of the American flag and the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. Next Wednesday – Nov 11 – is Veterans Day – a day set aside to honor and thank all U.S. servicemen and women. In the photos below, state Rep. Bruce Ayers presents a State House citation to the two groups of Girl Scouts in recognition of their community service project and efforts to honor local veterans.