They're put there by those too young to go to war, but old enough to be grateful for those who have. “This is the least we can do for them after all they've done for us,” said Emma O'Bryant.
About 200 teens from the Sandy Utah Crescent Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints prepared cemetery grounds for Memorial Day.
“Most of the graves have a lot of dirt and grass on it and stuff and all the flowers are tipped over,” said Sydney Pexton.
“We're placing flags at the gravesites of veterans and then sweeping off the graves for them,” said O’Bryant.
Many of these young people have veterans in their own families and this simple act of gratitude is a way of thanking those close to them.
“I got to put a flag on my grandpa’s grave and he just died recently and it was fun to be able to honor him and what he's done as well,” said Emilee Astle.
At the very cemetery Monday is an annual Memorial Day program honoring veterans and active military members.
The event will include music and speakers Sen. Orrin Hatch and Brig. Gen. Dallen Atack. The ceremony begins at 10 am at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.
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