MEMORIAL DAY is a much celebrated holiday in my city, Fredericksburg, Virginia. As I write this, the world is battling a war against the Coronavirus so this Memorial Day won't be celebrated as much as past ones. Normally on Memorial Day, my city would be busy with out of state visitors exploring the sights of "America's Most Historic City." We are especially rich in Civil War history. Battles were fought here and in surrounding areas.
The assorted bullets and mini balls in photo above, I found in my own yard. It's fascinating to me to know that Civil War soldiers were fighting in my yard over a century ago!
The battle of Fredericksburg was December 11-15, 1862. Thousands of soldiers were killed, wounded or missing. The Fredericksburg National Cemetery is the burial place for 15,243 Union soldiers, only 2,473 are identified. On Memorial Day, flags and luminaries are placed at each tombstone. It's quite a sight as seen above. Click photo for more about the cemetery.
The Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery, seen above, has 3,353 Confederate soldiers who were killed on four area battlefields buried there. Click photo to read more.
You can honor all soldiers who were killed while serving our country by displaying a patriotic flag on this and every Memorial Day. Flagsrus has several NEW America Forever flags perfect for Memorial Day. Please keep reading to see some of these flags.
THE "REMEMBER THEIR SACRIFICE" double sided garden flag seen above has a small white cross memorial with an American flag standing by it. Perhaps an unknown soldier is buried there. Get this flag HERE.
THE "LEST WE FORGET" double sided garden flag seen above signifies the ultimate sacrifice a soldier gave for his country. The dog tags hanging from the helmet belonged to a loved one - father, son or brother. Get this flag HERE.
THE "PATRIOTIC WELCOME LIBERTY" double sided garden flag seen above showcases the majestic bald eagle, the national bird symbol of the United States of America. LIBERTY is across the bottom and a flowing flag along the top. Perfect flag for all patriotic holidays. Get this flag HERE.
THE "THANK YOU MILITARY " double sided garden flag seen above shows the hand of a soldier holding an American burial flag. Thank you! is written at the bottom of the flag. Get this flag HERE.
THE "PATRIOTIC BAND" double sided garden flag seen above is brightly colored with a shiny gold horn, blue and white drum and the red, white and blue American flag waving behind all. Get this flag HERE.
THE "AMERICAN TRUCK" double sided garden flag seen above has an old red truck on it. It's owner proudly displays the American flag on a pole in back of the truck. Light wind causes the flag to wave. A lighthouse stands in the distance by a blue ocean. Get this flag HERE.
THE "WELCOME AMERICAN SPRING" double sided garden flag seen above has a red, white and blue pot full of colorful flowers. Butterflies enjoy the flowers' nectar while little ladybugs crawl around. WELCOME is along the top of the flag. Get this flag HERE.
THE "PATRIOTIC BALD EAGLE" double sided garden flag seen above is a beautiful patriotic flag! A grand bald eagle soars over the water. A lighthouse shines its light out across the ocean. Waves crash against the rocky shore below. The background is a waving American flag. Get this flag HERE.
THE "HONOR THE HEROES" double sided garden flag seen above portrays the meaning of Memorial Day. Two headstones of soldiers stand in a field of red poppies. The red poppy has been the official US national emblem of remembrance since September 27, 1920. Get this flag HERE.
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