Photos: Scouts place flags for holiday

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Logan Pitre, 9, Boy Scouts Pack 39, places flags on headstones in Port Hudson National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 26, 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Kenneth Pitre and his 6-year-old daughter Lexanne assist in placing flags on headstones in Port Hudson National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Boy Scouts and community members came together in the morning to provide the service to the cemetery's 12,000 headstones.

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  • Advocate file photo by HEATHER MCCLELLANDCub Scout members Landon Lavergne, left, and Randall Mitchell help place flags adjacent to Port Hudson National Cemetery's 12,000 headstones in honor of Memorial Day in 2012. The state historic site recently changed its operating hours.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND - Boy Scout Pack 103 member Austin LeBlanc, 10, carries flags on Saturday intended for placement at graves in Port Hudson National Cemetery in commemoration of Memorial Day. Austin's father, Shane LeBlanc, is a veteran of 23 years of service in the Army National Guard.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Boy Scouts and community members gather for a break after placing flags on Port Hudson National Cemetery's 12,000 headstones in honor of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 26, 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Lee and Cynthia Coleman, and their 7-year-old son Imani, assist in placing flags on headstones in Port Hudson National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Both Lee and Cynthia are Veterans of the Air Force and Air National Guard.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Frankie Dorsey, and his 10-year-old son Frankie Dorsey Jr., of Boy Scouts Pack 61, assist in placing flags on headstones in Port Hudson National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Boy Scouts and community members came together in the morning to provide the service to the cemetery's 12,000 headstones.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Melissa Rourke, and her 8-year-old son Tyler in Boy Scouts Pack 61, assist in placing flags on headstones in Port Hudson National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Boy Scouts and community members came together in the morning to provide the service to the cemetery's 12,000 headstones.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Louis Whittenburg, 14, from Boy Scout Troop 13, carries a bulk of flags in his backpack to place them on headstones in Port Hudson National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Boy Scouts and community members gathered in the morning to provide the service to the cemetery's 12,000 headstones.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Boy Scouts Den Leader Juan Rivera, brought his children, Armand, 1, Allanzo, 9, and Arlysia, 6, to assist in placing flags on Port Hudson National Cemetery's 12,000 headstones Saturday, May 26, 2012, in honor of Memorial Day. Rivera, who has been on active duty for the Navy since 1990, said he wants his children to understand the value of voting, education and being able to choose a way of life, and the cost associated with those things.

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