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Volunteers plant 15,000 American flags on the Great Lawn to honor fallen soldiers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Hundreds of volunteers thanked veterans for their service ... using red, white and blue.

They planted 15,000 American grave flags on the Great Lawn Saturday afternoon in Louisville.

"Flags4Vets" puts on the event every year. and it's been doing it for nearly a decade.

The group also hands out flag stickers and patriotic pins during the three-day event.

"Memorial Day is obviously a weekend where we all stop and remember those that died for the country, protecting us," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said.

"We should remember it everyday, but today, this weekend is a time when everybody should come out and do something special for those who've died for our country, protecting our freedoms."

You can't see it from the ground, but the placement of the flags spells out USA.

Volunteers are also needed to pick them up in a few days.

If you'd like to help, just show up to the Great Lawn Tuesday at 10 a.m.

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