Operation Flags for Vets volunteers gather in Bourne

57,000 flags placed at graves at Massachusetts National Veterans Cemetery
Volunteers of all ages gathered to place flags at the Massachusetts National Veterans Cemetery as part of Operation Flags for Vets on Saturday. From David G. Curran video.

Hundreds of Operation Flags for Vets volunteers gathered at the Massachusetts National Veterans Cemetery in Bourne Saturday to place flags on the graves of veterans.

Volunteers of all ages placed 57,000 flags at the graves, in a program started by the SFC Jared C. Monti Charitable Foundation

Following a short ceremony, volunteers set to work turning the solemn cemetery in to a sea of red, white and blue.

The flags were placed in honor of Veterans Day (Tuesday, November 11). The flags will remain until Sunday, November 16 when they will be removed at 10 a.m.

For more information about the SFC Jared C. Monti Charitable Foundation or to make a donation to the SFC Jared C. Monti Memorial Scholarship Fund, visit the website here. Sergeant First Class Monti of Raynham was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006.

(Operation Flags for Vets, Saturday, November 8, 2014. Video by David G. Curran/Satellite News Service.)

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