I made it a point during the Blue & Gold, to explain who we were writing to and why. I explained how I knew Jesse and how our common friend affected us. He is one reason I became a Cubmaster.
It took awhile, but it finally made it to the final where he was on the other side of the world.
Jesse is just recently back from deployment safe and sound. Before he left he sent a few photos of him holding the poster with a note of thanks. I was very happy to see it and him. (he is second from left.)
Today, I got home and found a large package in the mail. It was from Jesse while he was stationed overseas.
Needless to say, I was speechless but very happy! A letter that came with it expressed his gratitude to what they boys had done. Jesse said to fly it on national holidays and at Scout events.
Our last pack meeting for the year is June 14th. This flag will be taking the place of our current one and will be with the Pack 221 for many many years. The old flag will be retired at some point next year.
So, on this Memorial Day weekend, say thank you to those who have served, are serving and who have given their life for us. Memorial Day is not a weekend for buying TVs, Cars or having sales, it’s a day to remember.
Thank you Jesse and Dewey.