Thousands Of Flags Will Line KY Soldier's Funeral Procession

Reported by: Christine Winter
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Updated: 5/16/2012 8:08 pm
When Kentucky Soldier Private First Class Dustin Gross' funeral procession travels from the high school to the cemetery Thursday, 2,200 flags will line the route.

That's because of Larry Eckhardt, known as the 'Flag Man.'

The Illinois native goes to small towns in this part of America, setting up flags before military funerals.

Eckhart says, "It's my way of saying thanks, because a lot of people tend to forget that without our military, we'd probably have to show a pass to go from state to state, from town to town. They do in a lot of countries. And it's just something we should all be thankful for."

Larry has been doing this 7 years.

The Mount Sterling route is 8 miles long...so that's 8 miles of flags on each side of the road.
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