Scouts decorate Knoxville cemetery with flags

Scouts decorate Knoxville cemetery with flags

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Hundreds of local Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts decorated the Knoxville National Cemetery with over 8,000 flags. Hundreds of local Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts decorated the Knoxville National Cemetery with over 8,000 flags.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - This Memorial Day weekend across the country thousands of people will visit cemeteries to remember those who died in service to America.

On Saturday, our state and national cemeteries were decorated by Scouts.

Hundreds of local Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts decorated the Knoxville National Cemetery with over 8,000 flags.

For these young people, it was an opportunity for them to learn about the true meaning of this holiday weekend.

For years, Memorial Day was known as "Decoration Day" to honor those who died in the Civil War, and some of those soldiers are buried at this cemetery.

The true meaning of this holiday is now being passed onto a new generation.

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