Boy Scouts decorate thousands of graves for Memorial Day ceremony

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Posted on May 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 2:13 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Thousands of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts helped prepare a Memorial Day tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives serving their country.

The Scouts placed American flags on the 189,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Sunday in preparation for holiday ceremonies.

Decorating the graves is an annual tradition for the Scouts, and takes them about two hours to complete.

The cemetery's Memorial Day service begins at 10 a.m., with retired Admiral Lee Metcalf as the keynote speaker. Jefferson Barracks will offer tram service to help visitors get to and from the ceremony.

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