Girl Scouts from 30 troops in Larchmont and Mamaroneck spent their Veteran’s Day visiting and thanking veterans in our community. This was the fifth year from the Girl Scout effort. The thank you gift this year was a door hanger, decorated with an American flag, patriotic stickers and messages of thanks from the girls.
With 645 veterans to thank the Girl Scouts had a lot of work to do. A number of troops made the “thank you” door hangers during their troop meetings. Then about 75 girls gathered at the Larchmont Girl Scout House the afternoon of November 3rd and finished the remaining 300 door hangers in time for distribution on Veteran’s Day.
Troop 2522 enjoyed a visit with Gene Warrington, son of Walter Warrington, founder of Walter’s Hot Dog Stand. Mr. Warrington was very gracious and thanked the girls by giving them each a pen from Walter’s. After the girls completed their route, they headed straight to Walter’s for lunch in honor of their new friend.
Veteran Peter Marcon commented, “The Brownies in their uniforms, the smiles and expressions of ‘thank you, thank you, thank you’ meant so much to me on such an eventful day. All in all it was a very emotional scene and made my day.”
After their visits were done, several troops participated in the Larchmont Historical Society Veteran’s Day Event at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where many local veterans shared their stories.
“The Girl Scouts and their leaders look forward to Veteran’s Day each year,” commented Cathy Bennett, Volunteer Community Chair for Girl Scouts of Larchmont-Mamaroneck. “The girls learn so much about history and why we have Veteran’s Day and our veterans receive our thanks, which they so very much deserve.”