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Flags, medallions honor Pleasanton veterans

535 veterans buried at adjoining Pleasanton Pioneer, St. Augustine Catholic cemeteries

Pleasanton Scouts placed special bronze grave markers with flags on veterans' graves in the city's Pioneer cemetery and at the adjacent St. Augustine Catholic cemetery last Saturday as the three-day Memorial Day weekend got under way.yesterday.

Joining the Scouts was Major Kimberly Tauch with members of the 368th military intelligence battalion from Camp Parks. They placed an American Flag and medallion at the grave site of each veteran. There are 535 veterans interred at the two cemeteries.

The Scouts, under the direction of American Legion's Pleasanton Post 237, spent about four hours decorating the gravesites of those who served in the military, When finished, both cemeteries offered a vision of patriotism for visitors and motorists passing by on Sunol Boulevard.

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Posted by Scoutmaster
a resident of Country Fair
on May 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Great job by the boy scout and venture crew units of Pleasanton that participated, including troops 941 and 998. Thanks to the VFW and American Legion posts in town for organizing this every year to honor our fallen servicemen and women.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on May 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Also thanks to The Rotary Club of Pleasanton who each year comes out to the cemetery with club members, a backhoe, lots of tools, rocks, and fixes up the sites that have fallen in disrepair.


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Posted by Informed
a resident of Mohr Park
on May 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

It's a good sign that young men are still willing to participate in celebrating the memory of our Veterans! Way to go Boy Scouts!


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Posted by Bud
a resident of Willow West
on May 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm

The Pleasanton Community Concert Band did a fine job of providing prelude and postlude music for the event. The Band is a real asset to the Pleasanton community.


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