Boy Scouts to place flags on graves at Mountain Home National Cemetery on Saturday

Courtesy of AP Graphics

MOUNTAIN HOME, TN (WJHL) – Ahead of Memorial Day, the Boy Scouts of America will be placing American flags on every headstone at the Mountain Home National Cemetery.

This 80-year-old tradition will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., starting with a short ceremony.

The scouts will then walk through the cemetery grounds to place the flags on around 17,000 graves.

Around 600 Boy Scouts are expected to participate this year.

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