Scouts honor veterans for Memorial Day with gravesite flags

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FILE – In this Monday, May 29, 2017 file photo, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts salute during a Memorial Day ceremony in Linden, Mich. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older […]

Thousands of scouts have placed American flags on the graves of veterans in a ceremony ahead of Memorial Day.

More than 6,000 children including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts participated in the event Saturday at Los Angeles National Cemetery.

Each scout placed a flag in the ground by each grave and saluted.

Organizers say nearly 90,000 flags were placed in tribute.

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