Island Scouts will host 9-11 ceremony Saturday


The Island’s Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack will hold a ceremony Saturday, September 11, to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The community is invited.

Named ScoutSurge 9/11, the special ceremony will be held at the flagpole in front of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, at 8:30 am, accompanied by music by the Vineyard Haven Band.

The Scouts have invited Island fire and police departments, State Police, and the Dukes County Sheriff’s Department to send representatives. The Scouts plan to present each department’s representatives with two special commemorative American flags, courtesy of the Boy Scouts of America national headquarters.

In place of the usual blue stripes, one flag includes the names of all the civilians who died that day. The second flag has all the names of the first responders who died trying to save them.

Boy Scout Troop 93 and Cub Scout Packs 90 and 93, which include members Island-wide, will host Saturday’s event. Troop 93 has about eight members from the ages of 11 to 16. The Cub Scout packs include about 45 boys between ages 7 and 11.

“They are hoping many Islanders will join them for this special event,” troop committee chairman Frank Honey said. For more information, call 508-627-8713.