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Volunteers honor fallen veterans at Wood National Military Cemetery

Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Wood National Military Cemetery to place red, white and blue potted plants at hundreds of graves.

Organizer Tom Popalisky said it’s a small gesture to show their appreciation.

"It was always important to thank a vet when you see them for the service and the sacrifice they've done,” said Tom Popalisky.

The Three Harbors Boy Scout Troop and Acoustech Supply worked together to thank the veterans who had been laid to rest.

Out of the 400 petunias there was one that was saved for veteran who served during World War II.

"I saved one planter and I’m going to take it over to my dad's grave as soon as we are done here,” said Popalisky.

On Tuesday, the plants will be taken over to the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Association Medical Center.

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