CENTRAL POINT, Ore.- A 12-year-old boy from Redding, California is looking to visit cemeteries in all 50 states to honor forgotten veterans. He says he wanted to pursure this goal after visiting his grandfather's gravesite in Redding and seeing a barren cemetery on Veterans Day.
Preston Scott, 12, says "I went there and since it was Veterans Day I thought there were going to be flags out on Veteran's grave sites and there wasn’t so I got really frustrated with that and I just wanted to start honoring veterans."
Now Preston challenges people he meets on his journey to do his flag and flower challenge. He says it's similar to the ice bucket challenge, and it's a way to honor veterans every day and not just on a holiday.
Preston says, "I honor veterans with the flag and the flower. I find a Veteran’s grave site and I place the flag, and then I place the flower, and then I say the Veteran's name out loud and thank them for their service.
Preston has visited five states so far- Nevada, California, Virginia, Florida, and as of today, Oregon.
Preston says, "I’m not going to stop honoring veterans until like can’t bend down anymore."