PHOTOS: Girl Scouts Destroy Flags
The two groups teamed up for a valuable history lesson.
Malden Girls Scouts Troop 71139 assisted The American Legion, Post 69 of Malden and Mr Kevin Jarvis of the Veterans Affairs office of Malden in a flag retirement ceremony Saturday afternoon.
The scouts collected the flags before Memorial Day, when many troops across the city voluteered to remove weather tattered Flags and replace them with new flags.
The girls also learned about famous patriots buried in Malden cemeteries, including James Upham, who penned the "Pledge of Allegiance."