COVID-19 can’t stop Manhattan Beach Scouts from observing National Moment of Remembrance.
Despite the pandemic, which prevented the nation’s Scouts from visiting veterans’ gravesites on Memorial Day, Meadows School Cub Scout Pack 275 upheld the Scout Day National Moment of Remembrance. The Pack’s remembrance began at the home of Scouts JT, Jonny and Casey Kaplan. Their mother Madeline is Pack 275’s committee chair. Manhattan Beach Mayor Richard Montgomery, who was invited to attend the ceremony, showed up with police cars, a fire engine and a Community Services truck.
Neighbors joined the scouts and public safety officers in saluting the flag as “Taps” were played in honor of the nation’s fallen service men and women.
Mayor Montgomery, police, fire and community service representatives then made a second stop at the home of Cub Scout Brayden Kreuger, whose grandfather Arthur Nelson, is a Vietnam Veteran and was in the hospital. Manhattan Beach Police Lt. Andy Harrod thanked Nelson over ZOOM for his service to the nation.
The Mayor and public safety officers then made a third stop at the home of first grade Cub Scout Ben Roisman, his Girl Scout sister Natalie, a third grader.
Pack 275 is sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club. ER
by Kevin Cody
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