Kingston: Boy Scouts rally community on Memorial Day for soldier gift

Monday, the Town of Kingston celebrated the holiday with their Annual Memorial Day Parade and the last stop was Town Hall where Boy Scout Troop 199 recruited parade watchers to make pocket flags.

Colin Berger explained folding and sending the small American flags came at no charge to Kingston residents but will pay off big to the soldiers who receive them,“We want 300 different people to fold and we have these cards that we want everyone to sign. We’re going to ship them off to the U.S.S Enterprise. They’re going to go to the air wing and they’re going to put them in their pocket.”

The Boy Scouts stated the Kingston community was very responsive Monday morning and they believe they reached their goal.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.