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American flags placed at Massachusetts National Cemetery. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
American flags placed at Massachusetts National Cemetery. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
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American flags are flying on the graves of veterans across the country on this Memorial Day.

Here & Now's Alex Ashlock (@aashlock) updates the story of a Massachusetts father who lost a son in Afghanistan, and each year inspires hundreds of volunteers to place flags on the graves at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

This segment aired on May 29, 2017.

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