Yesterday, the West Texas VA kicked off "Month of the Veteran" with a Flag Raising Ceremony that was conducted by the Boy Scouts, Troop 5. After the ceremony, Director of West Texas VA Health Care System Kalautie JangDhari presented all of the 9 members from Troop 5 with a challenge coin to thank them for the outstanding job that they did during the ceremony.
Mark Richardson, District Chairman for the Lone Star District of the Buffalo Trail Council and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 5 in Big Spring said that is had been an honor to be able to raise the flag for veterans as a symbolic recognition of the sacrifices they made for our country.
Richardson went on say that the ceremony and the honor of being presented with the challenge coins was not lost on anyone in the troop. "It was great watching the boys as they got emotional about raising a flag for a group of people that were always willing to risk their lives for the rights we have today."
Photo 1: Boy Scouts Troop 5 with West Texas VA Health Care System Director Kalautie JangDhari - (from left to right) Jorge, Jeannie Hernandez, Chris, Darian, Gary Tidwell, Virginia Tidwell, Mark Richardson, Kalautie JangDhari, Forrest, David