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How flags appear on veterans’ graves
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:14 PM

 

By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Staff Writer

Memorial Day is the day to remember our veterans and deceased loved ones. It is also the holiday we decorate graves and tombstones to pay tribute to those who fought for our country and defended us.

The practice of decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers is an ancient custom. Soldiers’ graves were decorated in the U.S. before and during the American Civil War.