By Allan Jamail
Houston, TX. – San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery, 14659 East Freeway, Cloverleaf area. The Jacinto City’s Boy Scout Troop 1301 has been meeting on weekends searching the hundreds of acres on foot looking for Veterans grave markers.
On Memorial and Veteran’s Day flags are placed next to the grave markers of the Veteran’s and many times the ground is so dry and hard the small wooden stick cannot be pushed into the ground.
The Scouts came up with a remedy: they made a homemade tool (see photo) to push down into the ground to make a hole large enough to accommodate a small piece of plastic pipe next to the grave marker. The pipe will enable the small wooden sticks attached to the USA flags to easily be inserted into the pipe without breaking the stick. The pipes are pushed down even with the ground not to interfere with the grass cutting and will last forever.