Boy Scouts lay flags at Knoxville National Cemetery

Cheryl Sanders
May 29, 2017

Mimic the work of Arlington National Cemetery and place a small American flag on each grave of a fallen soldier. Eventually, the holiday has also become a way to remember all who have passed away, whether they served in the military or not.

Trump previewed the address Saturday before he flew home from Italy, the final stop on his first trip overseas since taking office. In doing so, we pledge our Nation's allegiance to the great cause of freedom for which they fought and ultimately died.

It's easy to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.

A Memorial Day Ceremony was held Saturday at the Mound City National Cemetery honoring and remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces with a special remembrance and honoring to women veterans.

"We're here to memorialize everybody that has served and sacrificed their lives to protect us and to give us the freedom that we all have today", said Boy Scout, William Mummy.

Asked where he would be on Memorial Day, the man answered, "Here".

"You can see it in people's faces that they're a little horrified that they forget this is what the day's about", said Jaslow, 34, who wears a bracelet bearing the name of a fallen comrade. We are grateful to all of these veterans' organizations for their Memorial Day services. For combat veterans and Gold Star families especially, "it hurts that, as a society, we don't truly understand and appreciate what the true meaning of Memorial Day is". His ten-year-old son, who was planting flags with his fellow Scouts, thinks he might one day join the Navy. Southern states resisted celebrating the national holiday because they saw it as commemorating Union soldiers. "We probably would not be here today, if it were not for these guys right here", added Nathan Martin an Eagle Scout and Boy Scout.

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