"Fill The Hill" will honor local Veterans.By Lisa Washington

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The hill at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland is filled with American flags.

Each flag has been placed in the ground on the hill to honor veterans from the Pittsburgh area.

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Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall is calling the tribute “Fill The Hill.”

Throughout the rest of the month, people can go to the Soldiers & Sailors website and sponsor a flag in honor of a veteran in their life.

Once sponsored, a flag will be placed on the front lawn of the building and the veteran’s name added to the Soldiers & Sailors website as part of the tribute.

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According to organizers, more than 600 flags have been sponsored so far.

Wednesday night at sunset, luminaries will be placed near these flags for a light up the hill tribute.

Businesses and individuals also had the opportunity to sponsor a luminary that will be used to illuminate all of the flags at sunset.

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The flags will remain on the lawn throughout November.