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'Flags4Vets' and volunteers place 15,000 flags at Waterfront Park for Memorial Day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a unique way to honor our nation's veterans.

"I don't have much respect for yellow stickers on the back of cars. This is how you remember the troops," Fred Moore, director of 'Flags4Vets' said.

One-by-one, 15,000 veterans' grave flags were placed at Waterfront Park, spelling out U.S.A.

The work was done by volunteers and the organization, 'Flags4Vets.'

The organizer says the goal is for Louisville to become the permanent home of the National Memorial Day Vigil.

"I think that Louisville and southern Indiana, this a very patriotic community. If you build it , they will come. They just need to know. We make these flags available. I will not put one of these 15,000 flags because I won't have time to they will do it for me," Moore said.

After Memorial Day, the flags will be collected and distributed across the country to be placed on veterans' graves.

This was the 9th year for this event.

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