Scouts adorn veterans’ graves for Memorial Day


Twenty-three members of Ponte Vedra Beach Boy Scout Troop 277 spent the first day of summer break completing a solemn and patriotic community service project recently.

Troop members reported to Jacksonville National Cemetery, where they assisted in placing American flags on the approximately 11,000 graves of local veterans and their family members. While completing their tasks, the scouts had time to read many of the markers and reflect upon the soldiers’ sacrifices. The scouts agreed they would like to make this an annual event for the troop. Pictured (from front to back):  Matthew Sides, James Fouts, Matthew Hamm, Caleb Allen, Joshua Slaton, Andrew Hamm, Tre Peterson, Ryan Stuart, Andrew Caffey, David Darracott, Landon Rogers-Neubarth, Parker Iredale, Ben Arthur, Luke Moshos, Ashton Monk, Matt Hurford, Giancarlo Rappa, David Slaton, Robert Hurford, William Hamm, Mason Owens and Adam Enlow. Not pictured: Kyle Barnett.

BSA Troop 277 is chartered by Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach.