Boy Scouts aid veterans’ group to decorate graves

Markle Scout Troop 128, adult leaders and family members helped Veterans of Foreign War members, as in previous years, place flags on veterans’ graves at Markle Cemetery on May 25. Pictured are (front row from left) Kayla Caston, April Caston, Brenda Jenks of Huntington VFW 2689 Auxiliary and Larry Jenks and Rick Waikel Huntington of VFW Post 2689; also (back row from left) David A. Pence, Scout Master Kent Caston, Assistant Scout Master David W. Pence, Matt Pence, Chase Caston, Christian Bowman and Sam Cook. 
Markle Scout Troop 128, adult leaders and family members helped Veterans of Foreign War members, as in previous years, place flags on veterans’ graves at Markle Cemetery on May 25. Pictured are (front row from left) Kayla Caston, April Caston, Brenda Jenks of Huntington VFW 2689 Auxiliary and Larry Jenks and Rick Waikel Huntington of VFW Post 2689; also (back row from left) David A. Pence, Scout Master Kent Caston, Assistant Scout Master David W. Pence, Matt Pence, Chase Caston, Christian Bowman and Sam Cook.  Photo provided.

In observance of Memorial Day, Markle Boy Scout Troop 128 lent a hand to help Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 members place flags on veterans’ graves.

Participating were Kayla Caston, April Caston, David A. Pence, Scout Master Kent Caston, Assistant Scout Master David W. Pence, Matt Pence, Chase Caston, Christian Bowman and Sam Cook.

Also participating was the Warren Scout Troop under the leadership of Steve Jackson, who placed flags at Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren.

Participating were Kalel Maul, Josh Justice, Keaden Justice, Jay Clampitt, Aiden Justice, James Johnson, Jeremy Roser, Aadyn McClain, David Lautzenhiser and Keaton Jones with help from adult leaders and family members.

Other Warren area cemeteries had flags placed by George Keplinger and Larry Jenks, members of Huntington VFW Post 2689. The cemeteries were Taylor, Masonic, Mitchell, Red Man, Spring Hill, Thompson and West Union.

This year flags were placed at cemeteries that had not been decorated with flags in previous years. Those cemeteries were Hart-Parret-Alspach, Good-Jones, Purviance and Plum Tree.

The Stump Cemetery was marked as abandoned due to inaccessibility.