On Sunday, hundreds of volunteers placed American flags besides the tombstones of veterans at DFW National Cemetery.
A veteran herself, Renarta Williams, from McKinney, brought her son and daughter to teach them the importance of this last weekend in May.
"We want to pass on the tradition that we've learned, and it’s no better way to spend Memorial Day to be here memorializing and honoring our fellow soldiers," Williams said.
Volunteers collected more than 70,000 flags to be distributed this year.
Cindy and Wayne Canter said this simple gesture is the least they could do.
"These folks did so much for us than we could ever do for them," Wayne Canter said.
"Everybody needs to come out and see this," Cindy Canter said. "It's really hard to keep the tears in cause there's a lot of people here that gave a lot of service."