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PHOTOS: Replacing the American flags at Blossom Hill Cemetery

  • James Paul, 16, leads his fellow Civil Air Patrol cadets while replacing the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    James Paul, 16, leads his fellow Civil Air Patrol cadets while replacing the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • A torn flag wraps around its pole after a year of braving the elements. <br/><br/>Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers replace the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    A torn flag wraps around its pole after a year of braving the elements.

    Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers replace the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Patrick Locke, 13, salutes the flag he just replaced while working with his fellow Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. All uniformed cadets saluted the flags as they were replanted. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Patrick Locke, 13, salutes the flag he just replaced while working with his fellow Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. All uniformed cadets saluted the flags as they were replanted.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Nick Schaper, 21, helps Corri Naglie unload the old flags the volunteers picked out of the ground.<br/><br/>Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers replace the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Nick Schaper, 21, helps Corri Naglie unload the old flags the volunteers picked out of the ground.

    Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers replace the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Corri Naglie, Kayla Locke, 12, and Dan Stone, 15, pause at a headstone at Blossom Hill cemetery in Concord on May 18, 2013 while replacing all the weathered American flags as a part of Armed Forces Day. Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers replace the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Corri Naglie, Kayla Locke, 12, and Dan Stone, 15, pause at a headstone at Blossom Hill cemetery in Concord on May 18, 2013 while replacing all the weathered American flags as a part of Armed Forces Day. Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers replace the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • James Paul, 16, leads his fellow Civil Air Patrol cadets while replacing the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • A torn flag wraps around its pole after a year of braving the elements. <br/><br/>Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers replace the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Patrick Locke, 13, salutes the flag he just replaced while working with his fellow Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. All uniformed cadets saluted the flags as they were replanted. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Nick Schaper, 21, helps Corri Naglie unload the old flags the volunteers picked out of the ground.<br/><br/>Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers replace the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Corri Naglie, Kayla Locke, 12, and Dan Stone, 15, pause at a headstone at Blossom Hill cemetery in Concord on May 18, 2013 while replacing all the weathered American flags as a part of Armed Forces Day. Civil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers replace the flags at Blossom Hill cemetery, May 18, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

About 50 people comprised of volunteers as well as the Civil Air Patrol got together on Saturday, May 18, 2013 to replace the flags at Blossom Hill Cemetery as well as other sites across Concord. They honored Armed Forces day and also gave the resting places of veterans a respectful spruce up in anticipation of Memorial Day. The flags represent people who fought in wars ranging from the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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