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Cub Scouts honor memory of Sept 11


Sept 23, 2006

Cub Scouts from Pack 118 led the flag-raising ceremony in front of Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary school Sept. 11, followed by an assembly in the school cafeteria.

“This is one of the ways these boys serve their community and show their patriotism in a very tangible way,” said David Hutchins, a pack leader.

The entire student body of about 600 students and teachers watched as Scott Boege and Cody Selseth raised the flag.  Following the ceremony, student James Hutchins led the school in the pledge of allegiance, and music teacher Rebekah Osborne led the school in singing three patriotic songs.

“These boys were very excited about the honor they have been given and rehearsed several times,” said Hutchins. “We are so fortunate that Gina Taylor, principal at Kyrene de la Paloma, has allowed us the honor of providing this service.”

“Dr. Taylor recognized the importance this day and set aside assembly time to honor and remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 2001,” said Hutchins. “We appreciate her insight and leadership in our school system.”

Pack 118 is chartered through St Benedict’s Catholic Church and contains about 75 boys from first through fifth grades in several Kyrene schools.

It is at Paloma that they have had the honor of serving as color guard for this historic “day of remembering.”

There were many Pack 118 scouts who participated in the ceremony.

Others included Tyler Thompson, Chris Baker, Christian Connor, Patric Bjotvedt, Brandon Black, Mike Bruni, Sean Hourihan, Drew Ketterman, Ryan Olson, Christopher Roberts and Damon Sanderson.

Tiger Cubs present were Trey Brown, John Hutchins and Julien Lauman.

-- Contributed by Heidi Hutchins

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