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Memorial Day is Monday and preparations are underway to honor and remember our veterans. Thursday at the Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal Island several hundred people helped put flags at each grave marker.

There are close to 24,000 flags in all. It's a tradition to honor those who've served. With the placement of each flag many say they took the opportunity to think about the sacrifice behind it.

"I lost uncles in World War II. My dad was World War II but was one of the fortunate ones that got back. Like I said it's an honor to come out here," said Larry Carson, a Marine veteran.

There are Memorial Day observances planned through the Quad Cities area on Monday, including the ceremony at the Rock Island National Cemetery which begins at 10:45 a.m.

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