Honoring the fallen: Scouts place flags for vets ahead of Memorial Day

  • Rodrigo Nava (left) gets a flag from Arturo Nava to plant. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dozens of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts throughout West Hawaii gathered at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery on Saturday morning to place American flags at each grave. “It’s about memorializing all the military,” said John Landers, Cubmaster for Waikoloa Cub Scout Pack 38. “They gave their lives for us; this is our time to remember friends, family who have passed on, who gave their all for what we stand for. These kids are our future. The kids will understand this better; that people died for our country.” The flags will remain in place for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony, which will be held at 11 a.m. (Photos by Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Caleb Blake plants a flag next to a grave at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery for Memorial Day. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Victor King places a flag at a columbarium internment at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery for Memorial Day. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Dozens of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts throughout West Hawaii gathered at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery on Saturday morning to place American flags at each grave ahead of Memorial Day.

“It’s about memorializing all the military,” said John Landers, Cubmaster for Waikoloa Cub Scout Pack 38. “They gave their lives for us; this is our time to remember friends, family who have passed on, who gave their all for what we stand for. These kids are our future. The kids will understand this better; that people died for our country.”

The flags remained in place for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony, which will be held at 11 a.m.

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