Lining veterans' graves with American flags

By Jillian Marshall

May 23, 2014 Updated May 23, 2014 at 6:21 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A group of Boy Scouts shared their red, white and blue pride in order to honor local veterans.

More than 20 Boy Scouts, and some Girl Scouts too, placed American flags at hundreds of veterans' graves.

Kids, ages six to 16, placed flags all over Floral Park Cemetery in Johnson City.

"To show that we have respect for them because they have fought for our service," said Cub Scout Trent Brady.

Scouts placed the small flags in holders near the tomb stones.

Cub Master Jackie Kinsley said the annual event teaches kids to show respect to veterans.

"The boys are learning civic duty; they're learning to respect our veterans and pay tribute to them who gave their lives," Kinsley said.

Kinsley said all the scouts who came out on Friday earned a badge.

According to the Scouts, it took about two hours to put flags at each veteran’s grave in the cemetery.

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