From the Andersonville National Historic Site Twitter account: Our Avenue of Flags went up today in celebration of Memorial Day! You can view these rows of American flags in the cemetery until May 31.
The Andersonville NHS is in Andersonville, Georgia. Memorial Day grew greatly after the U.S. Civil War, as people worked to commemorate those who died in the war, on both sides. Andersonville contributed many of those deaths.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, in 2017, a day for all Americans to fly the U.S. flag.
A view from the cemetery at Andersonville NHS. NPS photo.
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I remember reading about Andersonville. Thanks for the reminder and link.
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