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Come for a light breakfast at Burholme Park
6:00AM near the playground.
Have your flour bags ready!
Meet and fellowship with Alumni of 160.
Always a lot of fun for everyone.
Newest Eagle Scout Andrew Leporati
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Shane Rowan, Ed Timcho, Dan MacMillan
Scouts lead September 11th
By Stephanie English
On Thursday, the seven- year anniversary
of the day that changed
the Boy Scouts of Troop 160 along with local residents
at the corner
of Oxford Avenue and Cottman Avenue to honor all
who lost their lives
to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
At 7 p.m., over five dozen people came together for the evening
service which took place on the steps of the World War
Memorial at the
5-points intersection, just as it has for the
past seven years. Fire trucks,
firefighters, retired firefighters, politician Matt Taubenberger,
and local residents assembled around the monument.
The leader of Boy Scout Troop 160 began the service with a few
The boy scouts then raised a flag, and the crowd shared a moment
while saluting the American flag. The service ended with the
which were placed around the steps of the monument.
The candles were then
left to burn long into the night.
Just as it had seven years ago, the crowd came together
not as individuals,
but rather as united citizens of America.
Memories and emotions were clearly
visible on the faces of
everyone present. The memorial service was especially
for the firefighters in attendance. The coming together of the
both young and old, proved very meaningful,
considering some of the younger
scouts were just babies
when the September 11th attacks took place.
“Its really about just getting out
If we don’t teach our kids this stuff,
who will?” said
firefighter Dan Crawford
We, as a country, once proclaimed, “We will never forget,” and
we never will.
3/26/43 to 5/14/08