This year, as in years pass, Scouts will be placing flags on the graves of our veterans at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in West Los Angeles, 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Parking is located in the Veterans Administration Facilities located through a tunnel on Constitution Avenue. This is the same location as last year.
The opening ceremonies will begin at 8:00am on Saturday morning. They encourage all units to arrive by 7:30am, at the latest, to provide enough time for check-in. Check-in will open at 7:00am. All units must check-in Saturday morning at the check-in table. Units that pre-register online will have expedited check-in and patch check-out. The pack recommends that every family attempt to be there by 7am. Traffic is extremely busy on Sepulveda Blvd. gaining access to the designated parking area.
All Scouts and adult leaders attending should wear the complete Scout uniform.
Food or drinks of any kind, except water, are forbidden inside the cemetery. Please make sure to finish breakfast prior to arriving or in the parking lot before entering the cemetery.
They would like us to ask everybody, just like last year, to bring a Veteran or current enlisted soldier to the Saturday program. You probably have one (or more) in your family, church, workplace, or school. They have received so much feedback from many Veterans that were unaware of this program and would have liked to participate. We feel this would be a very good way to show them what a great and honorable service that our scouts and volunteers are doing at our Veterans National Cemetery here in Los Angeles.
The pack highly recommends that all scouts attend this memorable event.