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Mom captures son's patriotic moment amid sea of red, white and blue

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, May 30 2016 May 30, 2016 May 30, 2016 10:12 AM May 30, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A mom captured her son's patriotic moment on camera Sunday when the family visited the 11,000 flags placed in the grass between downtown and the headquarters of state government.

Dexter, 3, seemed to be standing in a brief moment of honor in a sea of red, white and blue. In another picture, the child walks among the flags. His mother, Lindsay Morgan, told WBRZ she brings her children to the capitol each year out of respect for veterans.

"I started a tradition of bringing my son ... to see the... flags and to teach him about what they symbolize," she said. "I want my children to understand the real meaning of this day that we celebrate It isn't just about bar-b-que, pool parties and vacations."

This year, Dexter was joined by his three-month-old sister, Brielle, for the first time.

The Morgans are from Franklinton in Washington Parish.

The Blue Star Moms organizes the flag placement each year. There is a flag for each soldier from Louisiana who has died in conflicts since the American Revolution.

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