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Memorial Day; remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice
NAS PENSACOLA -- People all across the country are commemorating the men and women who died while in the military throughout the Memorial Day weekend.
There are 32,500 gravestones at Barrancas National Cemetery, and come Memorial Day each one will have a flag placed nearby.
Some of these young scouts are placing flags in front of these gravestones for the first time.
Others have a couple years under their belts, like Sam Vituszynski.
"We get to come out here and honor the people who died, for our country and if they don't have kids we can fill in for them" said Sam Vituszynski, Boy Scouts.
Christina Carroll has two kids in the scouts.
"We have the girl scouts and the cub scouts, they're all working as a team to get this job done and this is how they learn from small little things like this" said Christina Carroll.
Carroll's family has strong ties to the military that goes back generations.
She says it's emotional for her to see her kids place flags in front of gravestones for the first time especially when the gravestones are for members of their own family.
"Their grandmother is right here, and she just passed away this past November" said Carroll.
Placing hundreds of flags exactly one foot in front of each gravestone, has become a family tradition on Memorial Day weekend for some.
"We can always do more to honor our veterans and service members because their sacrifice and their family's sacrifices are huge" said Darlene Henderson, volunteer.
It's a small way to say thank you to those who put on the uniform, for the country they love.