Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day in Sharpsburg - 2



Every year, in preparation for Memorial Day, the Children of Sharpsburg Elementary School place flags at each of the graves at the Antietam National Cemetery.

The cemetery is awash with stars and stripes as kids in blue tee shirts steadily make their way down the marble rows...


 planting flags at each stone...




with measurement as precise as a fourth-graders foot can be.






With plenty of adult supervision from parents, teachers...




and Rangers,




these boys and girls of the Antietam Creek Valley...




 remind us through their actions...






 that there is a difference between unknown soldiers and forgotten soldiers.



And it happens every year, just east of Sharpsburg.

Here's a little video.

Ranger Mannie

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