Youth on Guard reenacts Arlington's Changing of the Guard at Floral Haven Cemetery

Posted at 4:46 AM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 07:40:03-04

This Memorial Day weekend Oklahoma's Starbase Composite Squadron's "Youth on Guard" participated in a long-time tradition at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow.

The team of young Civil Air Patrol cadets re-enacted Arlington's Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Every half hour, Youth on Guard performed the 80-year-old ritual in front of an audience. The Civil Air Patrol spokesperson said this is the only team in the nation authorized by Arlington's third infantry to do the re-enactment.

During the weekend, the cadets were also responsible for maintaining the more than 4,000 U.S. flags at the cemetery as part of "flag patrol".

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