Eleanor’s Girl Scout troop was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do a flag ceremony for veterans at a local retirement home. There were several vets there who took it very, very seriously. I probably would have enjoyed it more if it weren’t for two landscaping guys using their leaf blowers through the whole thing. The whole thing sounded essentially like
In Flanders Fields BBSBZBZBZZBZBZBZBZBZBZB
Which was to say, annoying. But our little troop of girls did everything just right — they’d had multiple rehearsals to learn all the official steps and so forth. I was so proud of them. Later, they did a smaller-scale ceremony indoors, for the residents who couldn’t make it outside.
What great kids — here are the Brownies lounging on a couch in the lobby. So sweet.