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Scouts place hundreds of flags to honor fallen soldiers for Memorial Day

Posted at 6:29 AM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 06:42:08-04

COVINGTON, Ky. — Scouts from the Tri-State woke up early Saturday morning to honor fallen soldiers for Memorial Day.

The Colonel Clay Masonic Lodge in Covington gathered Boy and Girl Scouts at the Linden Grove Cemetery to show their respect for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

“They’re Americans who fought for their country and they deserve their flags,” Alexis Rapp, a 15-year-old Girl Scout, said. "I feel like they stood up for everybody, I feel like they served their country really well.”

The flags were placed at the graves of American soldiers from almost every major American conflict.

"The Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Spanish American War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, even Vietnam veterans,” said R.C. Cooper with the Colonel Clay Masonic Lodge.

Cooper and the lodge started this event years ago, and he says they have no plans on stopping anytime soon.

"They died in the war to save our country so that we would be free," Cooper said. "I feel like it’s important to show those around us we appreciate what they did.”