TOP PHOTO: From Eagle I, here is a look at Monday’s flag placing mission.
By Charlie Hutson
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Monday was a beautiful sunny morning atop the ridge at Bakers Forge Cemetery; the perfect day to place flags on the graves of veterans. The event was coordinated by Jellico Honor Guard Commander Danny McCulley.
Several groups including Boy Scout Troop 310, Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1148 and members of the Jellico and Campbell County Honor Guards helped place the flags. “We had 2,000 flags to put out,” said McCulley.
The cemetery was divided into grids ahead of the task of setting out a flag on every veterans grave.
“Many of the veterans graves were easy to recognize because of the marker itself. Several of the scouts have helped with this before, and they knew what to look for,” said Chris Thacker, Scoutmaster of Troop 310.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/23/2023-6AM)