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Scouts leave flags at San Diego veterans' gravesites

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Posted at 11:43 AM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 14:43:01-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts from all over San Diego County honored our local veterans laid to rest at Greenwood Memorial Park on Saturday. 

They placed American flags at the gravesite of every fallen veteran at the cemetery. 

The event is done all over the country to teach the scouts about patriotism and community service. Also, teaching them about those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Since not all of the people laid to rest at Greenwood are veterans, the kids had to look at each gravesite before putting down their flags. 

The veterans remembered today were from different wars including WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

10News reporter Laura Acevedo was live on Facebook with the scouts as they placed flags on graves: