The Young Marines Volunteers placed flags on markers at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike in West Knoxville on Saturday morning.
This service is a tradition the group has honored for decades.
One of its members, Kathy Winters, said she sees it as reminder that the price of freedom is not free.
"It's important that our youth, whether its the Young Marines, the cub scouts that are here, whoever, to carry on tradition," said Winters. "It's a very, very important tradition and recognition for the community that these veterans are here."