I have walked through more cemeteries than I can count over the years. Mainly I've done this in search of my family roots but I also have a love of history. This time of year you can't help but notice the flags placed on the graves of veterans. Be it a large mega cemetery or a tiny family plot in the country I always see flags. From the oldest stone that can no longer be read to brand new stones there are flags. Veterans groups place these flags to honor those who have served and passed on. After all of the picnics and mattress sales today are done and your on your way home and pass a cemetery take a moment and notice all of the flags. The memories of these people are what this holiday is for.
_________________ "Anyone who has ever seen them is thereafter haunted as if by a feverish dream" Karl Woermann