Cub Scouts from Bear Den 2640 sponsored by the Mesquite 6th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were given a tour of the Mesquite Veteran’s center by Ed Fizer, Vietnam Veteran. Fizer taught them about the history of the U.S. flag and to be respectful of our flag. He gave each of the scouts a star from a retired flag to put in the pocket of their scout shirt.
“This little star will help you know that the U.S. flag is not forgotten,” he said. He also gave them a Vietnam Veteran coin as a keepsake to remember their visit to the center. The scouts saw many uniforms of the different services, equipment and memorabilia of different wars.
The scouts saw 55 plaques of Veterans that hang in the center. Fizer showed them his office where he has many pictures of his time in Vietnam. The scouts were accompanied by their leaders, Blake and Michelle Syndergard.