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Boy Scouts Decorate Miami's G.A.R. Cemetery with 2,000 Flags - KOAM TV 7

Boy Scouts Decorate Miami's G.A.R. Cemetery with 2,000 Flags

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MIAMI, OKLAHOMA - Boy Scout Cameron Cummings wants to thank those who have fallen while fighting for our nation and all who have served.

"It's important because they do stuff for us. They keep us safe,” says Cummings.

Cameron and his fellow scouts put 2,000 flags on the graves that belong to veterans.

It's a job about sixty scouts, boys, girls and volunteers complete in just a few hours, a big help to a cemetery staff of four.

“It's part of our heritage. We have veterans that don't have families anymore. They need to be remembered. And so every year we come and remember our veterans because of what they sacrificed and what they've done for us,” says Pack 54 Master John Landers.

Cameron's father, Marine Corps veteran Brent Cummings, says it's important to teach the kids about responsibility and taking care of the community.

It's an honor to teach these kids about the veterans that have served our country and the sacrifices that they gave.”

The flags aren't just a beautiful sight to take in but a meaningful display, meant to make people take a moment to pause to remember those who have served our country and protected our freedom."

“They should be thinking about the sacrifices that were given for this country for them to be free and do what they love. and also not just the veterans, the family members as well. Everyone has some whose passed away and this is a time to remember," says Brent Cummings.

Cameron says one day he wants to follow his father's footsteps and join the military.

“I could be a doctor in the military to take people when they go to emergencies."

But for right now, he's focused on the task at hand.

“It doesn't feel like work. It feels like I'm doing something I'm supposed to do."

Members of the bikers against child abuse also helped the scouts put out all the flags.

There are more than 8,000 veterans in the cemetery.

Next year the scouts plan on raising money to be able to pay tribute to all of them.

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