Hundreds place flags at Camp Nelson National Cemetery for Memorial Day

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky - Hundreds of Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts placed flags on graves at Camp Nelson National Cemetery Saturday in preparation for Memorial Day.

More than 15,000 flags were handed out.

One scout leader said the day was a reminder of the pledge of reverence the scouts took.

"Part of that pledge is that a scout is reverent and so today is a great opportunity for us to teach our Cub Scouts, especially our young tigers, what the word reverent means," said Jerry Honaker

Honaker brought four Cub Scouts. Altogether about 260 scouts of varying ages made the trip to Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

They were joined by several youth military groups who followed behind, making sure those flags were as precise as could be.

"I hope it will give them a sense of honor towards this because they are younger. They will grow up to continue on," said Dalton Boardman with the Young Marines.

The people in attendance said starting the holiday weekend at the cemetery was a reminder of why Memorial Day was created.

Monday's Memorial Day service will begin at 10:30a.m., with the main program starting at 11a.m.

Because of the big turnout they are asking people to park at Heritage Park and take a shuttle to the service.

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