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Flags placed at memorials for war heroes in San Luis Obispo

Posted: 10:45 PM, May 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-26 01:45:20-04

The Sons of the American Legion members of Squadron 66 in San Luis Obispo honored the fallen heroes who died for our country on Saturday.

The American Legion is a community and veteran support organization with a local branch that was chartered in 1919.

Veterans and their families honored the 11,040 veterans buried in the San Luis Obispo cemeteries by placing American flags at their graves.

The ceremony also included a flyover of historical planes from the Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles.

“Memorial Day is the time in which we honor those that gave their all, their lives,” Randy Earl said, commander at the American Legion Post 66. “They wrote a check to the United States of America to give their lives for whatever we the people needed them for. This is their day to be honored.”

The flags will remain up at the cemeteries in San Luis Obispo until 1 p.m. on Memorial Day.