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Boy Scouts perform maintenance work at gravesites to honor our fallen vets

The boys cleaned over 20 gravesites of fallen U.S war veterans buried at the British Cemetery

Posted: November 15, 2004

Boy Scouts perform maintenance work at gravesites to honor our fallen vets. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)As part of their tribute to honor the men and women who served in the U.S. armed services and to observe the sacrifice of those who fought and died for our country, members of Boy Scouts Troop 908 got busy Saturday morning tidying up and cleaning the gravesites of over 20 fallen U.S. service personnel buried at Montevideo's British Cemetery.

The boys washed the headstones, thoroughly cleaned around each of the gravesites, and replaced with new ones all the American flags marking them.

Some of the headstones had become almost illegible over the passing of time. After thorough scrubbing, one of them revealed the name of a U.S. Navy Surgeon, Dr. Kellogg, who died in Montevideo in 1867 while his ship was at port during a South Atlantic mission.

Boy Scouts perform maintenance work at gravesites to honor our fallen vets. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)Boy Scouts perform maintenance work at gravesites to honor our fallen vets. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)

Boy Scouts perform maintenance work at gravesites to honor our fallen vets. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)Boy Scouts perform maintenance work at gravesites to honor our fallen vets. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)

Boy Scouts perform maintenance work at gravesites to honor our fallen vets. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)Boy Scouts perform maintenance work at gravesites to honor our fallen vets. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)

 

 
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