Bell Ringing Ceremony
There is an event that happens at the Downtown Apex Fire Station on the First Saturday of each month that is good for Scouts and Scouters alike to participate in. It is a Bell Ringing Ceremony that is put together by the Apex American Legion Post 124. It is a somber affair that honors our fallen Soldiers for the preceding month.
Day: 1st Saturday of each month
Time: 12:00pm – 12:15 pm
Where: Downtown Apex Fire Station (Salem Street)
The flag is lowered to half-staff while the brave are honored in prayer. Following the flag ceremony, the bell is rung for each fallen soldier.
This is an event that could be of interest to Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts or Girl Scouts. I would highly suggest being in full Uniform for this event. Below is a video of the event. This particular one was during the peak fest so there are quite a few more people around than there are typically but it gives you an idea of the type of event. As you can see there are a few scouts at this event.
Feel free to just show up to the event or you can contact the Apex American Legion Post 124 beforehand. Contact information is on their webpage.
Posted on August 13, 2012, in General, Patriotic, Scouting and tagged apex, cub, cubscouts, outing, pack, patriotic, Scouting, Scouts, soldiers, triangle, troop. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.