Thousands of flags placed on the graves of Veterans

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Veterans Day is Thursday and hundreds came out on Saturday to honor those who died for our freedom.

6,000 flags were placed on the graves of veterans at Cave Hill Cemetery. Humana Veterans Healthcare Services sponsored the event and partnered with Flags4Vets.

"Just to honor them and show them that we care," said Stephanie Thrasher. "We have a lot of what we have because they sacrificed their lives for us."

For many, the simple gesture was loaded with meaning.

"I served four years in United States Marine Corps and I felt the need to come pay my respects," said Gail Toney.

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