Published: May 26, 2013 1:52 PM EDT

In honor of Memorial Day weekend, volunteers from the American Red Cross and the Lee Memorial Health System Military Support Team visited three Southwest Florida cemeteries to honor veterans. They passed by each headstone and placed a flag where a veteran was buried. Volunteers from the event included active military personnel and family and friends of current soldiers. Participants say this event can be an emotional one, but it's a great way to remember what Memorial Day is all about.