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Scouts from Waynesboro place flags on Antietam graves

Troop 19 members pay honor to Irish Brigade soldiers

January 01, 2011
  • Troop 19 Boy Scouts and leaders pay homage to the Irish Brigade Soldiers at Antietam National Battlefield. From left, Assistant Scoutmaster Marc Wiebley, Logan Wiebley, Benjamin Bender, Irish Brigade Representative Jeff Weaver, Jeffrey Weaver and Scoutmaster Gene Bender.
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SHARPSBURG — Several years ago, the descendants of the men who were members of the Irish Brigade from New York and Massachusetts who fought at Antietam during the Civil War asked the Boy Scouts to place flags on the graves at the National Cemetery.


Recently, members of Troop 19 in Waynesboro, Pa., paid honor to these soldiers by placing U.S. flags on the graves of 30 Irish Brigade members. The Scouts visited other grave sites at the cemetery and learned of the history of the battle and the significance of remembering fallen soldiers.


Troop 19 is sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

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