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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Memorial Day Traditions

For many years, it has been the tradition of Frenchboro School students to place flags on all the veterans graves. This year was no different. It's a special time to visit all the cemeteries, placing flags, but also to gather wildflowers and throw them into the water at the town dock, after a time of respectful silence. We even have a grave of an 'unknown soldier' here on the island. Especially when so many soldiers are currently overseas, it's especially poignant to remember the fallen.

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