Monday, May 25, 2009

Fredericksburg National Cemetery Memorial Day Luminaria


"More than 15,000 soldiers are buried in Fredericksburg National Cemetery, which is part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, the second largest military park in the world. Although over 80 percent of the soldiers buried here are unknown, their sacrifices are honored each Memorial Day Weekend with a special Luminaria program. Volunteers, mostly local scouts, light candles and place softly glowing luminaries at each of the graves in a moving and lovely expression of remembrance. Throughout the special tribute, taps is played every 30 minutes. From: " - andrew.deci

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