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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Preparing for Memorial Day at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, volunteers placed more than a thousand floral arrangements at the gravesites of those who served.

There were so many volunteers on hand that they were able to place more than sixteen hundred arrangements in less than an hour.

Out of all of the volunteers on Saturday, a seven year old boy caught the attention of those on site. Joseph Brunson heard about the project at a Cub Scout meeting.  Brunson told CBS 11 that, not only did he want to volunteer, but he wanted to volunteer with his grandfather who is a Vietnam War Veteran. So he called his grandfather in Nebraska and invited him down to help.

His grandfather, Jimmy Brunson,  got choked up talking about what it meant to him to receive that call from his grandson. “It meant that he cared about so many people giving their lives for our country,” he said.

(Photo Credit: CBS 11)

(Photo Credit: CBS 11)

The non-profit group “Remember Heroes” will be back out to the cemetery Sunday to place another 800 floral arrangements at gravesites.

The group also takes pictures of the gravesites and sends them to relatives who are unable to visit in person to show them there are people like Joseph Brunson and his grandfather Jimmy who care.

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