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Boy Scouts banned from planting American flags at gravesites on Memorial Day over COVID-19
May 13, 2020 | Jon Dougherty

In a bizarre decision that seems ignorant of the known ‘science’ surrounding COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is banning Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from engaging in their longstanding practice of placing American flags at veterans’ gravesites on Memorial Day due to the ongoing pandemic.

For decades, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and other civil-minded organizations have placed flags to honor American men and women who have given their lives in service of our country. But this year, VA officials who ought to know better are barring the tradition after having banned all public events at gravesites, Fox News reported.

That said, there are already calls for the VA to rescind its ban, at least for Memorial Day, and allow Scouts and other groups to pay their respects to our country’s fallen war heroes. That includes officials on Long Island, N.Y., where more than a half-million veterans are buried at a pair of national military cemeteries.

“If we can’t figure out a way to make sure we are placing flags at their graves to honor them, then something is seriously wrong,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

The county is home to the “sprawling Calverton and Long Island National Cemeteries, which hold more veterans than any other military cemetery in the nation, including Arlington National Cemetery,” Fox News added.

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This crap needs to stop.

Just do it!
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Screw 'em, screw the government.
Do it anyway.
Do it in full uniform.
Call the media out to film it.
Force them to enforce this on boy and girls scouts.
Run that day and night on TV if they try to stop them.


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