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Red, white and blue flags flying above the fields of green over final earthly resting places compose a colorful scene with a bittersweet melody. The small American flags on the graves of veterans are a poignant reminder that Memorial Day was devised and still remains a holiday for honoring those who died in duty to their country, as well as those who were able to return after their military service.

However, the holiday is also when we recall memories of family, friends and acquaintances. The older we get, the more memories are called to mind by Memorial Day.

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