Grave Decoration

Virtual Memorial Day Remembrance

Fri-Mon, May 22-25, 2020
Daily guest speaker videos posted by 12 noon each day.
Purchase patch below.

Monday’s Memorial Day Remembrance speaker: Lt. Col. Todd Morgan, Pilot 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard

Sunday’s Memorial Day Remembrance speaker: Lt. Col. Jeremy Guenet, 129th Rescue Wing Mission

Saturday’s Memorial Day Remembrance speaker: Rico Medina, Mayor of San Bruno

2020 Golden Gate National Cemetery Memorial Day Tribute

Friday’s Memorial Day Remembrance speaker: Brian Curtis, CEO, Pacific Skyline Council

2020 Memorial Day patch

Because of the current Pandemic we are unable to do our duty as Scouts by planting flags at the Golden Gate National Cemetery, however, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to remember those that gave their lives for our Country.

Guest Speaker Videos

This year we want to share in a Virtual Remembrance. We will have guest speaker videos on the Pacific Skyline Council Facebook page as well as posting those videos to this page over the course of Memorial Day weekend.

Guest speakers:

  • Brian Curtis, CEO, Pacific Skyline Council (Fri)
  • Rico Medina, Mayor of San Bruno (Sat)
  • Lt. Col. Jeremy Guenet, 129th Rescue Wing Mission (Sun)
  • Lt. Col. Todd Morgan, Pilot, 146th Airlift Wing, CA Air National Guard (Mon)

Our video speakers will appear on our facebook page on their appointed day at 12 noon.

#UniformsThankingUniforms selfies on social media

We are also encouraging all Scouts to post a photo of themselves saluting in Uniform to social media and tag it #UniformsThankingUniforms to show our Virtual Remembrance for those who gave up so much. Be sure to tag the council in your posts as well! Instagram @PacSkyBSA, Facebook @PacificSkylineCouncil.

Scout Salute to Fallen Heroes

We are calling on Scouts across the country to build on the tradition of honoring our nation’s fallen heroes this Memorial Day by posting public tributes to our veterans and by participating in the National Moment of Remembrance with a special Scout salute. Click here for five ways to participate. Read more about the special Tribute and Salute.

Patches

We are also still going to produce Virtual Memorial Day patches for 2020 but this year we are going above and beyond to use these patches to help our community. We are charging $10 for these patches and 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the San Mateo County Veterans fund. You can order patches through June 1.

The Saturday before Memorial Day (5/23/20), and possibly Sunday and Monday
Flag Planting – The Saturday before Memorial Day (5/23/20)
Flag Retrieval – The Saturday after Memorial Day (5/30/20)
History

For over 70 years, Scouts around the country have been helping to honor our country’s fallen. It all began in 1949 when Scouts in the Greater St. Louis Council decorated the 190,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with miniature US flags. Since then, it has become one of the largest service projects in the country.

Locally, the Golden Gate National Cemetery was first opened in 1941 and is one of 131 National cemeteries in 39 states. It is the final resting place of 15 Medal of Honor recipients, Congressman Leo Ryan, and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander of the US Pacific Fleet during World War II. Each year, Scouts, Scouters, veterans and other community groups from all over the Bay Area gather in tribute to these gallant men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

Flag Planting: Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend
7:15am Check-in begins. Only ONE member of your group should check in. Check-in will be by Council/District. 8:30am Opening Ceremonies begin. Registration Tip: All participants and units are to register by way of individual registration. The registration will ask for the quantity of your group and unit information.
Flag Pick-up: the Saturday following Memorial Day
No need to register. 9:00am Check-in begins.
Service Hours
Log your service hours here.
VETERANS

Want to get involved? Please contact Tom Kenney at the Pacific Skyline Council office, (650) 341-5633, or at thomas.kenney@scouting.org.