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Every year, the Boy Scouts of Troop 240 in East Lyme honor the memory of our fallen soldiers and uphold the true meaning of Memorial Day.  This year, we welcomed scouts from Troop 7 for our flag ceremony at Union Cemetery marking the gravestones of U.S. servicemen and women who died in combat as well as those veterans who dutifully served our country in the armed forces.

The scouts also had an opportunity to participate in a candlelight vigil on the town green to honor these great heroes…reading poems, lighting luminaries and handing out candles to the participants.   These young men set a shining example for our great town of East Lyme!