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Volunteers sought to place flags before Memorial Day

May 10, 2021 GMT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Central Kentucky Veterans Committee is looking for volunteers to help place flags and honor veterans this Memorial Day.

The organization plans to place flags at the gravesites of 17,000 veterans buried at the Lexington Cemetery and at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Army veteran Denny Hart told WKYT-TV.

Along with helping to place flags, volunteers will be asked to read inscriptions on each headstone and take a moment to honor each one.

“I want them all to know we’re not just putting flags in the ground, we are remembering veterans who have passed away,” Hart said.

The group will place flags on May 25-28.