Gooch, Local Troop 824 to Help Gold Star Mother in Memorial Day Flag Placement


Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch will lead a group of Boy Scouts from Troop 824 in Sanborn to assist Gricela Dikcis in putting up flags for Memorial Day at the White Chapel Cemetery on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

Gricela is a Gold Star mother whose son Army Specialist Alan N Dikcis lost his life in Afghanistan on March 5, 2010.  Gricela has spearheaded a flag placement for Memorial Day for more than a decade at White Chapel Cemetery, putting up more than 4,500 flags annually. For the last 3 years Legislator Gooch, an assistant scout leader, has led Troop 824’s participation.  Anyone wishing to join the volunteer effort is welcome to attend.

Time:                    6 p.m.

Date:                     Friday, May 27

Location:              White Chapel Cemetery, 3120 Niagara Falls Boulevard