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Watch Boy Scouts honor military veterans with 900 flags for Memorial Day

26 May 2018, 12:08 | Bernice Figueroa

Gabriel Pastore was one of the Boy Scouts who turned out in the rain to put the flags

Gabriel Pastore was one of the Boy Scouts who turned out in the rain to put the flags

Ahead of Memorial Day, Boy and Girl Scouts of Western Michigan gathered this week at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Cemetery.

Evergreen Cemetery is at 560 Evergreen St.

Veterans Memorial Park, 339 N. Veterans Parkway, 8 a.m. - Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. Todd Schroeder is the featured speaker.

Roseville - Soldier's Rest at Roselawn Cemetery: Starting at 10 a.m. Monday, the North Suburban Chorus will perform.

Memorial Day is now just days away, however local veteran support chapters of the VFW and Military Order of the Purple Heart have been keeping busy organizing Memorial Day events throughout the entire week leading up to Monday. Aaron Mankin of the U.S. Marine Corps. Interested volunteers should be at the cemetery before 5:30 p.m. Special guests include Admiral Windwagon Smith and the McConnell AFB Honor Guard.

Flags set to honor veterans
Victory for Veterans to Honor Veterans with Flowers and Flags on Monday

Volunteers worked tirelessly Friday morning to honor those buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

There are more than 15,000 graves at the Woodbine Cemetery in Puyallup.

Ronnie Chism, Women Veterans of Southwest Missouri Post 1214, commander says, "Because these people have fought and died for this country, and it's really important that they're honored and recognized every year on Memorial Day".

There will be no Wichita Transit, Paratransit or Q-Line service.

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