Memorial Day was much more than just a barbecue based three day weekend. Thousands took part in commemorating those who gave their lives for their country. The Boy Scouts in Oregon were no exception to that. In Bend, the Boy Scouts placed 200 flags in the downtown area. In Redmond, Boy Scouts placed 1100 flags on the City's streets and there's a special ceremony at the Redmond Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m.
Leader of Troop 25 in Bend, Russ Henning says the relationship between scouts and the flag is both official and historical: “For information about contributing to the cause, or about joining the Boy Scouts of America, you can go to: www.troop25bend.org. Russ Hennings was a guest along with Bend Heroes Foundation Leader Dick Tobiasan on “Your Town” Monday.