Re: Scout Adam Lee's Funeral, Decatur, AL
Ron Boyd (rdboyd@HIWAAY.NET)
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 06:17:56 -0500
Hello Fellow Scouters:
I want to thank all of you who expressed your sympathy and prayers for one
of Scouts Adam Lee, who did at the age of 16. He collasped on the football
field on Monday night, and died Tuesday morning. The actual cause of death
is unknown but was not related to football (non-contact situation).
Yesterday, Sept. 12th, his funeral was held in Decatur, AL. It was attended
by over 1000 people. Our troop, Troop 260, served as honorary pallbearers,
and our Scoutmaster was the lead speaker in a very moving funeral. His
family is crushed by this, and they need our support and prayers for the
days/weeks/months to come. It was a very emotional experience, and our troop
is now going through the grieving proces. Teenagers, and sometimes adults,
think that they will live forever, and when something like this happens, it
reminds you how gragile and sometimes short life is. We have a grief
therapist who has volunteered to work with our boys the next few weeks.
Thanks again for all of your thoughts, concerns, suggestions, and prayers.
They were greatly appreciated. This is truly a great group of people, and I
am thankful for the
Ron Boyd, ASM
Troop 260, Decatur, AL
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