Members of the Boy Scout Troop 788, Cub Scout Pack 75, Weston Volunteer Fire Department, and the town’s Veterans Committee preserved the most relevant features of Memorial Day Weekend: honoring those who served and sacrificed for their country.
More celebratory aspects of the long weekend — PTO and Lachat plans for outdoor movies — were washed out by unceasing rain. However, on Friday, Veterans Committee members placed flags at Coley Cemetery.
On Saturday, Scouts and Fire Department volunteers held a flag retirement ceremony in the rain at Firehouse No. 1. Pastor Thomas Burke of Norfield Congregational offered a prayer, First Selectman Chris Spaulding led the pledge and spoke, and WVFD president Craig Cohen delivered a traditional address.
The Scouts’ flag burning ceremony reflects the respectful way to retire worn and tattered American flags.
Scenes from the cemetery and the firehouse event appear in the 3-minute video below.