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Volunteers place US flags beside veterans' graves

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Thousands of American flags now stand next to the grave sites of those who've served our country.

Volunteers spent Saturday morning putting out nearly 7,000 U.S. flags at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.

The flags were placed near the headstones of veterans buried in the National Military Section.

Those who came out said it's important to remember the sacrifice that millions of veterans made so that we can live in a free country.

"I think what we're trying to teach the next generation that I brought with me today is what it's all about to be an American," said Bill Roby of USA Cares. "This is the greatest country on the Earth, and the people who helped make it that are the men and women who died for it and who have fought for it."

The ceremony also included the presentation of colors and the laying of a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Memorial.

Veterans Day is on Tuesday.

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