Boy Scouts, volunteers lay flags at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery


by Karma Dickerson

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Updated Saturday, May 24 at 8:03 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- Many of the military members from Kentucky who lost their lives in combat are buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

Rows and rows marking the passing of those who have served and sacrificed.

“All these people out here have helped us and we're helping them now,” one Boy Scout said.

More than 11,000 graves fill Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville

Marking conflicts as old as the War of 1812, as transformative as the Civil War and as symbolic as World War II.

How often those graves in most cases, those who know of or care for the deceased are long gone themselves. However, there are some that make sure, at least on this day, they're remembered.

Tom  Fenton, Troop 314, St. Matthews

“We honor our nations dead and our military through what we do today,” Tom Fenton, with Troop 314 from St. Matthews, said.

About 500 volunteers, Boy Scouts and their supporters lay flags on each of the graves. Their way of marking Memorial Day.

“It means the same to us as it does to the rest of the country,” Fenton said.