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Scouts honor veterans for Memorial Day with gravesite flags

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Posted at 8:27 AM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 08:27:18-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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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