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American flags mark the graves of veterans at Massachusetts National Cemetery during a past Operation Flags for Vets. (Casey Ashlock)
American flags mark the graves of veterans at Massachusetts National Cemetery during a past Operation Flags for Vets. (Casey Ashlock)
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Paul Monti of Raynham knows how many graves are at the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod -- more than 62,800, increasing at a rate of about 2,500 a year -- because that's how many flags he needed Saturday morning for Operation Flags For Vets, the project he started to make sure there are American flags on all the graves there for Memorial Day.

WBUR's Alex Ashlock has been covering this tradition for several years. He was at the cemetery to see it happen again this weekend.

This segment aired on May 25, 2015.

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