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Viral Photo Shows 2 Young Americans Placing Flags On Graves in Preparation for Memorial Day

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Most Americans are set to celebrate Memorial Day with cookouts, family gatherings or a day at the lake.

However, some people are making a difference this Memorial Day weekend — and two young ones are going viral in a major way.

This picture from Pflugerville, Texas of a Cub Scout and a Brownie putting flags on the graves of our veterans is going viral, and you can see why.

The picture features 6-year-old Cub Scout Austin Henry and his 7-year-old sister Autumn placing flags on veterans’ graves in their local cemetery.

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Quite a few Twitter users voiced their support for what these young Americans did.

And, of course, there were always those willing to talk about the recent merger between the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

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And then the trolls crawled out of their cave.

Yes, apparently, scouts putting flags on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day is now propaganda. For Pete’s sake.

Are children being properly taught the significance of Memorial Day?
More than a million people have died for our country during wartime. Far more gave their limbs, their organs or their mental health for this great nation.

The least we can do, for one weekend, is stop and honor them. The flag isn’t propaganda and service — either in the military or in honoring them — is as noble a thing as you can do. For that matter, perhaps we can also put away the Scouting controversy and remember what really matters.

What matters is that we are free — and so many people died to ensure that we are. We remember them on this most solemn of weekends, the same way that Austin and Autumn Henry did.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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