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IN PHOTOS: Honoring America's veterans for Memorial Day

The Cascade Pacific Council of Boy Scouts of America plants flags at Willamette National Cemetery


OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Boy Scout Alonzo Perry cleans a grave site at Willamette National Cemetery. The Cascade Pacific Council of Boy Scouts of America held its annual Memorial Day flag placement Thursday evening at Willamette National Cemetery in southeast Portland. Nearly 1,000 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from east Multnomah County took part in the ceremony, which included a presentation of colors, a U.S. Marine honor guard and even a flyover, courtesy of a U.S. Coast Guard Blackhawk helicopter. Below is a photo gallery of Thursday's ceremonies.

OUTLOOK PHOTOS BY JOSH KULLA

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - For 47 years Thunderbird District Boy Scouts have honored veterans by planting flags at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Troop 171 Boy Scout Spencer Livermore cleans a headstone after placing an American flag at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A Coast Guard Blackhawk carries out a flyover of Willamette National Cemetery as a crewman waves to the crowd below.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Damascus Cub Scout Carson Ryder places flags at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Troop 171 Boy Scout Spence Cheney salutes the grave site of a veteran.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A Powell Valley area Cub Scout carries his Pack's colors Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A U.S. Marine honor guard parades at Willamette National Cemetery Thursday.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A Boy Scout from Troop 586, affiliated with the Optimist Club of Gresham, carries the Troop's colors Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Scouts with Troop 664 of the Greater Gresham Baptist Church carry the colors Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A Gresham Boy Scout carries his Troop's colors at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A Scout concentrates Thursday while carrying his Troop's colors at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA -  A Cub Scout carries his Pack's colors Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Thunderbird District Boy Scouts at Willamette National Cemetery Thursday.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A U.S. Marine honor guard parades at Willamette National Cemetery Thursday.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - 96-year-old retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Bob Rogers, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, is recognized by an appreciative crowd Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Boy Scout Spencer Livermore salutes the grave of a veteran at Willamette National Cemetery.

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Troop 171 Boy Scout Spence Cheney places a flag at a Willamette National Cemetery grave site.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - More than 140,000 American flags were placed at grave sites Thursday at the Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A U.S. Marine firing party stands at rest prior to firing a volley of shots to honor deceased veterans at Willamette National Cemetery.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Boy Scout Alonzo Perry of Troop 820 places an American flag at Willamette National Cemetery.

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