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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– There is a call for volunteers to help create a sentimental display for families of fallen soldiers at the Colorado Freedom Memorial.

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For the third time, the foundation is placing 6,213 luminaries in front of the memorial before Christmas. Each luminary, a glass jar with an electronic candle inside, represents a Coloradan who died at war.

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The foundation asked for volunteers to help light the candles for three nights, between Thursday and Saturday.

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Third graders from Indian Ridge Elementary place the luminaries (credit: CBS)

Third graders from Indian Ridge Elementary have already volunteered to help place all the luminaries out on the grass on Wednesday morning.

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The students used the experience as an educational opportunity to learn about America’s national symbols and the significance behind the luminaries being placed at the memorial.

“I’m really thankful because America would’t be a country if it wasn’t for them,” said 3rd grader Alex.

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“They helped our country be safe and stuff and save our freedom,” said 3rd grader Caroline.

Volunteers are needed to change the lights.

The public is invited to visit the memorial to see the lighted display Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Volunteers are asked to sign up online, to offer at least one hour of their time to light or turn off the candles.

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