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June 7, 2005 > Troop 176 pays tribute

Troop 176 pays tribute

by Jim Wagoner

On Saturday, May 28, members of Troop 176 of Fremont participated in the Boy Scouts of America's Pacific Skyline Council's annual Memorial Day Good Turn Grave Site Decorations at the Golden Gate National Cemetery.

The Scouts and leaders helped pay tribute to the men and women of the armed forces who served our country bravely. Each of the Scouts, working as a team, planted an American Flag at each grave in an area they were assigned. Overall, hundreds of other Scouts from several other Boy Scout Troops as well as other scouting organizations worked together to cover all 140,000 gravesites.

Troop 176 was led by senior Scout, Patrick MacFarlane with a total of 10 other Scouts, including a sibling Girl Scout. The morning started with an opening ceremony followed by words of encouragement from an officer from the U.S. Marine Corps who recently returned from duty in Iraq.

About Troop 176 - We meet on Monday nights at the Centerville Presbyterian Church on Central Ave. and currently have over 70 registered youth members. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary Louie, Scoutmaster for Troop 176 at (510) 745-0516.

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