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25,000 American flags grace Great Lawn

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - More than 25,000 flags grace the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park this weekend. In letters larger than a football field, American flags spell USA.

Volunteers arrived early Saturday morning to unload and form the bold Memorial Day observance.

"Memorial Day itself is just jam-packed with events so we wanted to do something that was a couple of days early so people could come down and start their weekend by doing something patriotic," Flags 4 Vets Organizer Fred Moore said.

The flags honor all of America's fallen heroes, from every state in the Union, including military, law enforcement, and fire fighters.

"Louisville has gotten their arms wrapped around this project. What used to take us days to put that many flags in the ground takes us just an afternoon," Moore said.

Volunteers and the Flags4Vets organization created the arrangement. They will remove the flags on Tuesday and place them on veterans' graves in 17 states.

Once all the flags were placed, Mayor Greg Fischer presided over a ceremony to honor all of America's fallen heroes, from every state, including military, law enforcement, and fire fighters.

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