Veteran's Day Celebrations in Blanco
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013
Blanco Elementary honored our Veterans with a program on November 11th. The Veterans were treated to brunch and performances by each grade level. We thank you for your service!
Canyon Lake ROTC on the Courthouse lawn.
The Texas Honor Ride rumbles through Blanco.
Celebrating a Life of Service
Lura Vanzant with the American Legion Post 352 in Blanco was celebrating Veterans Day with many other veterans Saturday November 9, 2013. She rode in the parade with her fellow veterans.
Lura served with the Air Force during the Korean War. She served the military at the Pentagon and retired civil service with a 30 year career.
She enjoys the camaraderie of the veterans in The American Legion. She is proud of Post 352 and the many programs and services they provide. She is a strong supporter of Boys State, teaching young men how to work within their government and to be involved. She is hoping that Girls State will soon catch on in Blanco.
Scouts Retire Flags During Weekend Campout
Blanco Cub Scout Pack 497 and Frontier Girls Troop 246 retired seven American flags Friday evening at the start of their weekend campout. The flags were given to the scouts by a local VFW post after the flags had become too worn to display. The flags were retired during a ceremony during which the scouts learned about the history and meaning of our flag.
The scouts camped at Inks Lake State Park near Burnet where the boys and girls had a great time learning to use a map and compass while taking several hikes. They practiced pocket knife safety and knot tying and although few fish were caught, all the scouts had fun trying! The Webelos Cub Scouts and Dolphin Frontier Girls also learned how to properly build and start a campfire.
The scouts' parents all pitched in to ensure a good time was had by all. Boys in 1st through 5th grade interested in joining Cub Scouts may contact Amanda Raczkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a flag that needs to be retired, please contact her as well.
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