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Memorial Day at Forest Lawn Cemetery

Posted at 12:16 PM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 09:31:36-04

If you visit Forest Lawn Cemetery Memorial Day you'll see a sea of American flags. They wave in front of the tombstones honoring the men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Tom Deinzer, a Navy veteran, said he takes time to remember all the people he met when he served during the Vietnam era.

"Memorial Day I remember my friends that never returned," said Deinzer. "It's a sacrifice we all must live with."

A sacrifice the Rajecki family doesn't take for granted.

"My father was in the military, but lived a long life after that, but I think it's important to remember those people," said Cindy Rajecki, a mother of four.

Her son Harrison, who's a Boy Scout, said he looks forward to placing the flags on the lawn every year which is now a five year tradition for the family.

"They gave their life to like help people and we want to support that," said Harrison.

Her son Noah said, "they had courage and they had a big job to do."

The flags will stay on the lawn throughout the week. Volunteers are asked to help remove the flags on Sunday, June 5th at 9 a.m.