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McDowell ROTC Honors Veterans

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ROTC members honored those who served before them on Saturday. 

More than 50 cadets from McDowell's ROTC teamed up with American Legion Post 773 to place 5,000 flags at Calvary Cemetery.

They were out early Saturday morning marking the grave sites of men and women who served in the military, in honor of Memorial Day this Monday.

Cadets said that this gesture has special meaning for them.

"I know a lot of us have members who have served in the military, I know it hits home with me," said cadet Lt. Col. Sarah Carpenter. "Plus compared to Arlington National Cemetery has 260,000 flags... so I know this is just a small number compared to that so it really puts it into perspective."

"We're putting flag markers just to commemorate their honor and their life given for our freedom," said  Senior Master Sgt. Mitchell Kay.

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