Memorial Day: 100,000 flags placed at Fort Logan

Posted at 2:09 PM, May 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-28 20:03:13-04

Hundreds of people placed 100,000 flags at graves in Fort Logan National Cemetery in honor of the service men and women who are buried there.

Fort Logan is home to 214 acres of white headstones. The service members buried there fought in many conflicts since the cemetery opened in the late 1800s.

"I was thinking we just wanted to make sure everything was done right and respectfully," said Amy Dreier, a retired Air Force veteran. "[So,] there aren't any graves missing flags and [we] make sure everyone here is honored to the fullest extent that we can do it."

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There are more than 100,000 people buried at Fort Logan. Some of the graves already had flags, but the large group placing flags Saturday completely covered the cemetery. It only took a couple of hours to place each flag.

"We set out 90,000 flags in just a couple of hours here. It was pretty inspiring," said 1st Lt. Matthew Klepacki, an active duty civil engineer for the Air Force.

Memorial Day services will happen Monday morning at Fort Logan, located at 4400 W Kenyon Avenue in Denver. 


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