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Flags placed at the USAFA cemetery ahead of Memorial Day

Posted at 5:32 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 21:44:49-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Air Force Academy is honoring our nations fallen soldiers ahead of Memorial Day.

Volunteers placed close to 1,300 flags on graves at the Academy Cemetery on Thursday. Many of the volunteers come back every year to honor all who have served in our armed forces. Those volunteering for the first time say it was a special feeling.

“It makes me appreciate what we have and that a lot of people don’t understand, having done all these deployments and seeing a lot of people fall and die for the freedoms that we have today,” said Maj. Rigoberto Perez, U.S. Air Force.

Among those buried at the cemetery, the Academy’s first superintendent, Lt.Gen. Hubert Harmon.