RAYNHAM, Mass. (AP) — The father of a Medal of Honor winner from Massachusetts is again planning to place thousands of U.S. flags on graves at the Bourne National Cemetery.

Paul Monti is the father of Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, who was killed in Afghanistan in June 2006 trying to save a wounded comrade's life. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in September 2009.

Paul Monti was shocked the first time he visited his son's grave at Bourne and didn't see a single flag.

He was told they weren't allowed.

After years of lobbying, he reached a deal in 2011 allowing the placement of flags at all 56,000 gravesites for a week around Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

He tells the Taunton Daily Gazette (http://bit.ly/12Z8yXJ ) he and volunteers will place flags starting Saturday.


Information from: Taunton (Mass.) Daily Gazette, http://www.tauntongazette.com