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Thousands of flags placed on veterans' graves for Memorial day

Around 15,500 flags displayed

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Memorial Day is a holiday for the heroes.

That's why the American Legion, DAV, Boy and Girl Scouts and other organizations spent Saturday placing flags on all the graves at Mountain Home National Cemetery.

"It takes effort and respect," Nicholas Evans, who was out placing flags, said. "I think it's beautiful that people are doing this."

For people like Luke Higgins, it's a way to pay respect to his great-great grandfather who was a WWII Veteran.

"It was an honor placing all of these flags that I've placed because these people have served our country and helped all of us with what we're doing," Higgins said.

Stars and stripes are now flying at the head stones of every veteran laid to rest. Each one placed with dignity. Evans knows exactly why he does it.

"To honor all of the people who fought for this country," he explained.

A green valley turned to red, white and blue, signifying America's heroes are never forgotten. It's also an example for future generations.

"I've always had a little thing for being in the army when I grow up," Higgins said with a smile. "My dad is wishing, he's like,'you're going to be in the army.'"

Around 15,500 flags were placed in the cemetery.


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