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Hundreds Put Flags on Veteran Graves

Hundreds of people remembered those who gave their lives to insure our freedom on Saturday. About 400 people placed American Flags on nearly 11,000 graves at Biloxi National Cemetery . In less than half an hour, they made sure that the grave of every veteran buried at the cemetery had a flag to honor it.

Military personnel from Keesler Air Force Base, the Seabee Base and Naval Station Pascagoula spent the morning putting up full sized flags. Some people say being a part of this event taught them a valuable lesson about the sacrifices vets have made.

"I have three boys, and I thought it would be a good experience for them to see people that died for their country," Celeste O'Keefe said. "I knew that it would be a real emotional experience, something I'll always remember."

There will be a ceremony honoring our nation's veterans at Biloxi National Cemetery Monday at 9:30 a.m.

by Danielle Thomas

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