DENVER (CBS4) — The Memorial Day tradition of planting flags at Fort Logan National Cemetery resumed this year. The tribute was modified by the pandemic last year.
The rainy weather didn’t stop volunteers from showing up on Sunday to pay their respects to those who fought for our freedom.READ MORE: Mom Fights With Insurance Company To Get Disabled Daughter Wheelchair
More than 2,300 people came out to plant over 100,000 flags — one in front of every headstone.READ MORE: MSU Denver Offers COVID Vaccine Incentive With Scholarship Drawing
The group that organized today’s event is Flags For Fallen Vets. They’re asking for 100 more volunteers to help honor veterans next Saturday.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Denver Moves Focus From Quantity To Localized, Targeted Population