ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL - Thousands of flags now stand in front of the tombstones at Rock Island National Cemetery.
Volunteers of all generations met on May 23 at 4:00 p.m. to line the rows of the cemetery with flags to honor those who have died.
It's in honor of Memorial Day.
Some people say its a way to teach the younger generation about the importance of the military while also honoring veterans.
The flags will be taken down Tuesday, May 28.